Ohio State then-sophomore guard Musa Jallow (2) shoots a 3-pointer in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Managing Editor for Multimedia

Ohio State junior guard Musa Jallow will be sidelined indefinitely following an arthroscopic procedure on his right ankle Friday, according to a Twitter post from associate athletics communications director Dan Wallenberg Thursday.

Head coach Chris Holtmann said Wednesday Jallow’s availability at the start of the season would be unknown, and he was only involved in noncontact activities during preseason practices.

Jallow averaged 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game through 35 games this past season, which included 13 starts. The 6-foot-5 guard shot 42.4 percent from the field, and 33.3 percent from the 3-point line.

“That wing position is something that we’re, after [senior forward Andre Wesson], we’re trying to figure out a little bit to be honest with you.”

Holtmann said Jallow would not be pushed back into play early, but it now appears he may be out longer than anticipated.

Ohio State’s season begins with an exhibition against Cedarville Oct. 30, and the official season-opener against Cincinnati on Nov. 6.