The Ohio State women's hoops team will be shorthanded for a while as junior forward Stephanie Mavunga will be sidelined for the "foreseeable future" after injuring her foot in practice Thursday.
The news was first reported Andrew Erickson of the Columbus Dispatch and confirmed by an Ohio State spokesman.
Ohio State WBB F Stephanie Mavunga will be out for the "foreseeable future" with a foot injury. She injured her foot in practice yesterday.— Andrew Erickson (@AEricksonCD) February 10, 2017
Mavunga is the team's leading rebounder and second leading scorer, averaging a double-double with 11.3 rebounds and 11.8 points per game.
In her absence, the Buckeyes will lean on freshman Tori McCoy and junior Alexa Hart, who has been nursing a sprained ankle causing her to miss last week's game against Wisconsin.
Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff told the Columbus Dispatch they are optimistic she will return before the end of the season.