James Blackmon Jr. out indefinitely with lower leg injury

Indiana head coach Tom Crean talks with James Blackmon Jr. (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against IPFW, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 90-65. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. will be out indefinitely with a lower leg injury.

The school made the announcement on the basketball program’s Twitter feed on Saturday.

Blackmon is averaging a team-high 17.6 points.

The junior jogged to the bench after getting hurt during Thursday night’s loss at Michigan, but later returned. After the game, he was seen with an ice pack on his right knee.

A right knee injury that required season-ending surgery forced Blackmon to miss the entire Big Ten season in 2015-16. He then declared for the NBA draft before eventually returning to school.

The Hoosiers (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten) visit Northwestern (17-4, 6-2) on Sunday.