Ohio State Forward Kyle Young Headed for Possible Appendix Surgery After Loss to West Virginia

By 11W Staff on December 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Ohio State forward Kyle Young

Ohio State's Kyle Young is being evaluated for appendicitis following Ohio State's 67-59 loss to West Virginia in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, per Adam Jardy of Buckeyextra.com.

The junior forward vomited before tipoff against the Mountaineers, and the coaching staff monitored him thinking he was in the early stages of the flu. Young made his 13th consecutive start against West Virginia and posted two points and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes of action. 

"It was touch-and-go with him," Holtmann said, per Buckeyextra.com.

The junior out of Canton, Ohio, has been a force for Ohio State's frontcourt this season and is averaging 8.8 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Buckeyes. There's no timetable for his return, but in the meantime Chris Holtman could turn to freshman forward E.J. Liddell if he wants to stay big or start Duane Washington in a three-guard look.

Young had remained healthy throughout the first two months of the season but could again miss multiple games as a junior. Last season, he sat out a few games in the spring due to a stress fracture in his leg that hampered him the remainder of the season.

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