COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Ohio State star Evan Turner will miss 8 weeks after breaking two bones in his back when he fell while dunking during Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan.
Initial X-rays indicated no serious injuries, but Buckeyes athletic trainer Vince O'Brien said later tests found fractures of the second and third lumbar vertebra of Turner's spine.
The injury occurred after Turner drove the lane and was fouled going up for a dunk with 13:27 left in the first half of the No. 15 Buckeyes' game against Eastern Michigan.
Turner missed the dunk and hung on the rim with his feet flying into a nearly horizontal position, before falling on his back under the basket. He spent several minutes on the floor before walking with help to the locker room.
The Buckeyes went on to win 111-60.
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