Indiana’s White sidelined indefinitely
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Indiana forward D.J. White will be
sidelined indefinitely with a broken left foot, head coach Mike Davis
White, a sophomore, had an MRI exam on Monday that revealed the extent of the
injury. He could be out for at least six weeks for the 23rd-ranked Hoosiers so
the bone has enough time to heal.
“D.J. is one of the best players in not only the Big Ten, but in the country,”
said Davis. “He has been playing terrific basketball, and we are going to miss
him. At the same time, we also have the depth and talent inside to help fill
his void. Sean Kline and Ben Allen have both played well in the preseason, and
they are going to have to step up their game in his absence.”
White, last year’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is Indiana’s top returning
scorer and rebounder after averaging 13.3 points, 4.9 rebounds per game and
2.2 blocks per game last season. He led all Big Ten freshman in scoring, field
goal percentage and blocked shots.