Mike Woodson provides injury update on PG Xavier Johnson
Indiana basketball is in serious danger of falling short of season expectations before the bulk of B1G play even starts. The Hoosiers fell to Kansas in a lopsided battle Saturday afternoon, 84-62.
Indiana has just 1 really good win on the year so far, beating North Carolina 77-65 at the end of November. Losing to Kansas was their 2nd ranked loss of the season, not bad by any means but still shows the Hoosiers have a lot of work to do if they are to compete with the top of the country.
Even worse, they could be missing starting point guard after he injured his foot in the first half against the Jayhawks. Head coach Mike Woodson spoke briefly on his absence postgame Saturday.
“Don’t know yet. It don’t look good,” Woodson said postgame. “He couldn’t play the second half. We’ve got to go back and get him evaluated and see where we are.”
Johnson posted this on Instagram following the game.
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That’s a big loss for Indiana if Johnson is to miss time. He’s been excellent at getting to the free throw line this season and is one of the best 3-point shooters on the team.
Johnson is also one of the best defenders on the team. Expect more minutes from Jalen Hood-Schifino or Trey Galloway at the point in Johnson’s absence.