Indiana senior forward Juwan Morgan is battling a leg injury as his current status remains certain. In a radio interview played Monday night that was recorded on Saturday night, Indiana head coach Archie Miller said that Morgan’s injury was a leg injury and not a foot injury as he received an X-ray.
Morgan exited Saturday’s Big Ten win over Northwestern with under four minutes to play as he didn’t return. The Hoosiers have a Big Ten road game at Penn State on Tuesday as Morgan’s injury will be something to monitor for that game and beyond.
Averaging 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game this season, Morgan is a huge part of Indiana’s expectations as he’s been a key player for them the past few seasons. Without Morgan in the lineup, it would be interesting to see how Indiana changed up its rotation as they could go to a smaller look, or use more of its frontcourt bench in early minutes.
Things don’t get much easier for Indiana after the Penn State game on Tuesday as they play Louisville on Saturday before a Crossroads Classic game in Indianapolis against Butler the following weekend. Indiana will need a healthy Morgan back as soon as possible if they hope to potentially make the NCAA tournament.