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Robert Johnson injured in Indiana's win over Purdue

Indiana's win over rival Purdue on Saturday night came at a price.

Indiana's emotional win over rival Purdue on Saturday came at a price.

Sophomore guard Robert Johnson, a starter, suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury in the second half of the Hoosiers' 77-73 win. Johnson was in significant pain and laid on the floor for most of the ensuing media timeout. He eventually got to his feet, but couldn't walk off under his own power and was carried to the bench by strength and conditioning coach Lyonel Anderson.

Indiana coach Tom Crean said afterward that Johnson was still being eveluated in the locker room.

"It's too early to tell where he's at," Crean said. 

Johnson had 6 points and 3 rebounds before exiting. Yogi Ferrell was asked about the team's concern level with Johnson's injury.

"There isn't really a concern level," Ferrell said. "I think Rob is doing fine. It's just the next man up."

Indiana (22-6, 12-3 Big Ten) is off until Thursday when it travels to Illinois. 


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