Lighty hurts foot again

Published 2:20 am Thursday, May 13, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio State forward David Lighty has refractured a bone in his left foot and will undergo surgery.

Coach Thad Matta said Wednesday that Lighty suffered the injury during spring workouts Tuesday and will have surgery Friday at the Ohio State Medical Center.

The foot is the same that Lighty broke in December 2008, an injury that forced him to sit out the remainder of the 2008-2009 season.

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Recovery is expected to take up to three months.

Lighty, a junior, averaged 12.6 points this season, helping lead Ohio State to an NCAA tournament round of 16 appearance and Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships.