Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate is out for the season with a left shoulder injury, the school announced Tuesday.
Tate initially injured his shoulder while a senior in high school, undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He left Ohio State’s game against Nebraska on Saturday after attempting to throw a pass with his left hand. He returned later in the contest and reportedly re-aggravated the injury while slapping the floor on defense. Later on Tuesday, Tate refuted that he injured his shoulder on that particular play.
To clarify I did not hurt my shoulder from slapping the floor...happened weeks ago 😴— Jt#1 (@o_tate_) February 24, 2016
Tate had played in all 28 games for the Buckeyes so far this season, averaging 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. He was leading Ohio State in scoring during conference play.
Tate will undergo surgery on his left shoulder Friday. He is expected to be ready for the start of next season.
The Buckeyes entered Tuesday in fourth place in the Big Ten.