Head Coach Chris Holtmann informed the press that Ohio State Buckeyes forward Zed Key will undergo shoulder surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2022-23 college basketball season due to the injury and surgery. The junior forward has been a key contributor for the Buckeyes this season and this will be a blow to the team’s chances to close out Big Ten play with more wins. Ohio State has had a rough year this season and this is a loss could lead to more losses to close the regular season and the Big Ten Tournament.
Chris Holtmann says Zed Key will have season-ending surgery. An exact date for surgery hasn’t been set yet. pic.twitter.com/oRQPHIm2gT
— Justin Holbrock (@NBC4Justin) February 22, 2023
This season as a junior for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Zed Key averaged 10.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and one block per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 54.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 29.2 percent. Each of his three years playing college basketball has seen him show noticeable improvement on the court. He can still play for at least one more season, but his decision at this time is unknown. It seems likely that he will return to Ohio State next season for his senior year. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Key the best in his recovery and return to the basketball court.