Ohio State began its basketball season with tons of promise, but the past few weeks have been brutal for Chris Holtmann's squad as the hits keep coming.
The Buckeyes have lost four consecutive games within the conference, which includes back-to-back losses by 10 or more points.
Unfortunately, it could get even worse for the Buckeyes because Kyle Young will miss several weeks with a stress fracture, per reporter Adam Jardy. He suffered the injury in the first half against Maryland on Friday.
Young is averaging 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes.
The absence of Young will leave Ohio State's roster pretty thin for the most important part of the season.
Outside of C.J. Jackson and Kaleb Wesson, the Buckeyes lack the necessary playmakers to dethrone Michigan or Michigan State in the Big Ten. Now, they'll have to rely on their bench to fill the void left behind from one of their usual starters in the frontcourt.
The Buckeyes will face the Purdue Boilermakers without Young, as we'll get our first look at an adjusted rotation from Holtmann.