Ohio State junior forward Kyle Young will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s game at Indiana, coach Chris Holtmann said Friday.
Young has missed the last two games after undergoing an appendectomy Dec. 29. That came hours after a loss at West Virginia, and without him the Buckeyes have lost a home game against Wisconsin and a road game at Maryland to drop to 11-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten.
"As far as Kyle is concerned, it’s going to be up until game time," Holtmann said. "He was able to do a few more things yesterday and he was able to move and do some things but it’s probably too early to determine exactly what his status is going to be. If he’s more ready to play than he was the other night, we’ll see.
"He’ll be a game-time decision."
Young had lobbied to play Tuesday night against the Terrapins but was overruled by Holtmann and the team’s medical staff. A return to action is dictated by pain tolerance and managing the recovery.
"A lot of it has to do with the normal fatigue level that you have when you have your appendix taken out," Holtmann said. "He’s got a really high pain threshold. He just does. We saw that with him last year. Unfortunately he’s had some injuries that have kept him out of stuff."
Young is still feeling pain associated with the procedure, Holtmann said, but it’s more about fatigue.
In 13 games, all starts, Young has averaged 8.3 points and is second on the team with 6.8 rebounds per game.
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