Tests Show Ohio's Johnson Has Two Fractures In Leg

By
Seth Austin

Dateline
Updated Mon, Jan 6, 2014 3:10 pm
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Tessa Brediger
Ohio guard Ricardo Johnson takes a corner jumper against Valparaiso

Update: 3:09 p.m.: Ricardo Johnson tweets his surgery is scheduled for Thursday.


Ohio senior guard Ricardo Johnson suffered two fractures in his leg in an injury sustained in the Bobcats win at UNC-Asheville.

According to the Athens Messanger's Jason Arkley, Ohio coach Jim Christian confirmed the injury saying that Johnson is "probably going to have surgery in the next week."

Johnson, a first-year starter for Christian's squad, was seeing 26.1 minutes per game and was third on the team in scoring averaging 8.4 points per contest. Over his career with the Green and White, Johnson has consistently padded the stat book scoring 431 points, hauling in 290 rebounds and dishing out 92 assists. 

In Monday's Mid-American Conference Teleconference, Christian said the roles of seniors Travis Wilkins and T.J. Hall will change in the absence of Johnson. Hall has been one of Ohio's first men off the bench this season scoring eight points per game. 

The Bobcats begin their road without Johnson on Wednesday when they open up MAC play on the road against Kent State (9-4.) Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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