January 7, 2021

Walker To Miss Time With Hand Injury


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COLUMBUS — CJ Walker, a senior on the Ohio State men’s basketball team, will be out with torn ligaments in his right hand, Chris Holtmann, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced Thursday.

“CJ has battled this hand injury since our first preseason scrimmage and as the pain and discomfort has increased it became clear to him and our medical staff that he needed to rest and rehab in hopes his hand will heal,” Holtmann said. “His leadership and toughness in battling this through 11 games has been really impressive. Obviously he is very important to our team but I’m most disappointed for CJ because I know how much work he put in during the offseason. CJ will closely remain with our team while he rests and rehabs his hand.”

Walker leads the Buckeyes in minutes played this year with 346 (31.5 mpg.). The Buckeyes are off to an 8-3 start with Walker directing the offense from his point guard position.

Walker has averaged 8.7 points and 4.2 assists per game this season.

The Buckeyes return to action at noon (BTN) Saturday at Rutgers.