Ohio State Forward Kyle Young Not Expected To Play In Big Ten Tournament Finals

By March 14, 2021 (10:00 am)Basketball

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann does not expect senior forward Kyle Young to play in Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament game against Illinois (3:30 p.m. on CBS) as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered in Friday‘s overtime win over Purdue. 

“I don’t anticipate him being available tomorrow,” Holtmann said following the Buckeyes’ 68-67 win against Michigan on Saturday afternoon, which Young missed. “As far as beyond that, he’s being evaluated day-to-day.”

Young, who tied his career-high with 18 points before taking an elbow to the head early in the second half of the win over the Boilermakers, was unable to attend the game against the Wolverines as symptoms lingered, so Holtmann said the team hung his jersey in the locker room and FaceTimed him afterward. 

“He was in great spirits, as you’d expect,” Holtmann said. “We had his jersey hanging in the locker room and our social media team did an unbelievable job. They put the jersey that got ripped last year in the hallway out here, they put it up on the screen, a picture of it, so it was a constant reminder of a guy who really does care about this rivalry.”

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