By Jeff Goodman
Ohio State sophomore Jared Sullinger will miss Saturday’s game against Texas Pan American with back spasms and could be out of action even longer, a source told CBSSports.com.
Sullinger has been receiving treatment for the last couple of days, and will be re-evaluated after the weekend. He did not practice Thursday or Friday.
The Buckeyes aren't certain when Sullinger will return, but sources told CBSSports.com that the injury could keep Sullinger out for an extended period of time.
The news that Sullinger would miss the UT-Pan American game was first reported by The Columbus Dispatch, which wrote he was out with an undisclosed injury.
Sullinger, the preseason Player of the Year by most media outlets, is averaging 19.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this season. Ohio State is 7-0, including a 22-point win over Duke earlier this week.