Indiana Hoosiers Austin Etherington (13) is carted off on a stretcher while Will Sheehey tries to console him against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Assembly Hall. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
No. 1 Indiana received unfortunate news following the Hoosiers’ 100-69 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday. Sophomore center Austin Etherington, who has seen increased minutes throughout the Hoosiers’ first nine wins, fractured his patella in his left leg.
Etherington, the Hoosiers’ backup center, was averaging 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds per game prior to suffering the season-ending injury with 2:28 left to play in the first half.
He received surgery on Sunday morning, and according to head coach Tom Crean, Etherington is doing fine.
“Austin Etherington was in a good frame of mind earlier today after surgery,” Crean wrote in his Tweet. “He is handling this very well. He has a long road of rehab ahead.”
From the Hoosier Nation, get well soon big guy!
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