Ohio State junior forward Kyle Young (25) gets walked off the court due to an injury in the first half against Maryland Feb. 23. Ohio State won 79-72. Credit: Cori Wade | Assistant Photo Editor

Ohio State men’s basketball will be short-handed at the forward position in Thursday’s game against Nebraska.

Junior forward Kyle Young will be out with a high ankle sprain, and freshman forward Alonzo Gaffney will be sidelined with an illness, an Ohio State spokesperson confirmed to The Lantern.

Young suffered the injury to his right ankle in the first half against Maryland this past Sunday. Young returned to the bench late in the second half with a walking boot on.

Young suffered a stress fracture in his right leg against Maryland during his sophomore season, which sidelined him for four games and bothered him for the back half of the year. Young had been limited in practice and wore tape on both legs in several games leading up to the ankle injury Sunday.

Following Ohio State’s matchup with West Virginia Dec. 29, Young had an appendectomy and missed two games.

Gaffney has played in 17 games for Ohio State this season, but hasn’t played double-digit minutes since Dec. 17 in a game against Southeast Missouri State.

The Buckeyes and Cornhuskers tip off at 9 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska.