Indiana forward Collin Hartman tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice Saturday. Hartman is scheduled to undergo additional tests in the next 24 hours to determine whether more damage occurred.
The freshman played in 16 games, and the serious injury will likely cost him at least part of next season. For now, the Hoosiers would only say that Hartman is out indefinitely.
Coach Tom Crean, who announced the news on Twitter, said Hartman planted his leg wrong.
“The news is not good in that he has a torn ACL and we are waiting to make sure that is not all,” Crean wrote on his account. “Collin has been practicing well and getting better. This is a setback for him. Keep him in your prayers.”
Hartman had just 11 points and 15 rebounds, with only a few doses of meaningful playing time.
“Collin has a strong future with us and his summer will take a different turn,” Crean said. “He is in great hands with this medical staff.”