Ohio State's Musa Jallow Will Redshirt, Have Reconstructive Ankle Surgery This Week

By Colin Hass-Hill on January 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Musa Jallow

Musa Jallow's season is over before it began.

He will have reconstructive surgery on his right ankle on Friday and will redshirt, Chris Holtmann said on Wednesday. Jallow, a junior wing, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining as a Buckeye.

"He'll be back in time for a good offseason," Holtmann said.

He did not offer a specific timetable for Jallow's return.

Due to a surgical procedure on his right ankle less than a month before the first game tipped off, he did not play at all this season. When the news of his injury broke, Holtmann initially said a redshirt was possible for Jallow, and as he season progressed, that increasingly became a legitimate possibility. Not until Wednesday, though, did he commit to that plan.

Jallow, known for his high-flying athleticism and defense, averaged 2.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 14.5 minutes per game across his first two seasons at Ohio State. He started in 10 of 33 games as a freshman and 13 of 35 games as a sophomore.

Ohio State will continue its season without Jallow at home against Minnesota on Thursday.

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