Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann gives injury update on Kyle Young before B1G Tournament final
Ohio State will face Illinois in Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament championship game, but the Buckeyes likely won’t have the services of forward Kyle Young.
OSU coach Chris Holtmann said Saturday that Young is “day-to-day” after suffering a concussion vs. Purdue on Friday. He’s not expected to be available vs. the Illini, but could play in the NCAA Tournament.
Chris Holtmann said he does not anticipate Kyle Young being available for tomorrow's Big Ten Tournament final. As for the NCAA Tournament, his status is “day-to-day” right now.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 13, 2021
Young is averaging 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season. He’s a key member for the Buckeyes on both ends of the court.
Young was not able to be with the team today due to the concussion. However, Holtmann said the team FaceTimed with Young immediately after their 68-67 win over Michigan on Saturday.
They also posted a photo of Young’s jersey from last season in the locker room before the game.
#Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann: "They put the jersey that got ripped last year, put it up on the screen, a picture of it. It was a constant reminder of a guy who really does care about this rivalry." Kyle Young is day-to-day, doesn't anticipate him being available tomorrow.
— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) March 13, 2021
Ohio State will now turn its attention to a red-hot Illinois team in the championship game on Sunday.
Tip off is at 3:30 p.m. ET and brackets are expected to be revealed shortly after the game.