Ohio State Buckeyes forward Seth Towns will miss three to four months after undergoing back surgery to correct an injury. The school announced the injury of the forward on Tuesday but also included he is expected back sometime this season. Towns has had injury problems before and this is another frustrating setback in his college career. The rising senior had a limited role with the Buckeyes last season despite being a top player for Harvard in his first two seasons.
Couple updates from Ohio State basketball today: Seth Towns will undergo back surgery soon, and is expected to miss 3-4 months.
Meechie Johnson has a lower leg injury, but should return for preseason practice, which starts the last week of September.
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) September 7, 2021
Last season with the Buckeyes, Seth Towns only averaged 10.8 minutes per game. In that time he averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game. He also paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.1 percent. It was likely he would see a bigger role with Ohio State this season, but now the recovery from back surgery could determine that.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) March 12, 2021
This setback is unfortunate for a talented player like Towns, but he has a strong will and should bounce back just fine. He will undergo back surgery and shift his focus to recovery. Hopefully, he will be ready to go for Ohio State in Big Ten play. Seth Towns is a great player and an even better person. He will bounce back from this injury. We here at Def Pen Sports wish him the best in his recovery and hope for his quick return to the court.