Ohio State’s Turner injures back during game
Turner was taken to The
“Everything looked good on the X-ray,” Matta said. “At this point, I’m pretty optimistic everything’s going to be OK. I haven’t seen the fall yet, but we’re obviously thinking about him and hoping that everything’s going to be OK.”
Turner drove the lane and was fouled as he went for a dunk with 13:27 left in the first half. He missed the dunk and hung on to the rim, with his feet flying up to a horizontal position, before he fell onto his upper back out of bounds.
After lying on the floor for a couple of minutes, Turner was helped up by team trainers and doctors and slowly walked to the
Turner came into the game averaging 20.6 points and 12.9 rebounds. He finished with four points and one rebound in seven minutes.