Indiana’s James Blackmon to have knee surgery, expected to miss rest of season

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Indiana announced on Tuesday that sophomore shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. is scheduled to have surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The release that Indiana sent out did not specify the nature of the injury, but they did say that a further update may be available after the procedure.

“This is a very tough outcome for our Indiana team, but most importantly for James,” head coach Tom Crean said in a statement. “He is establishing himself as one of the most elite guards in the country this season. I feel terrible for him and he has a tough road ahead of him but it is one he has been down before and we fully believe that this process will lead him to have an incredible future in the game at Indiana and well beyond. We look forward to helping him with his full recovery and I know he appreciates everyones thoughts, prayers and concerns.”

He underwent surgery on his left knee over the summer to repair torn cartilage.

Blackmon is averaging 15.8 points this season.