Ohio State forward David Lighty broke a bone in his left foot Tuesday, the same injury the junior suffered in December 2008, the team announced in a press release Wednesday.
Lighty took a medical redshirt that season, missing the Buckeyes’ final 25 games.
The Cleveland, Ohio, native suffered the injury during a workout Tuesday and will have surgery Friday at the Ohio State Medical Center. According to the press release, typical recovery for such a procedure could take up to 12 weeks, which would sideline Lighty through the summer.
“I seen better days..” Lighty posted on his Twitter account. “But what don’t break u will make u.. Its just fuel to my fire..”
Lighty averaged 12.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during his junior season at OSU.