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Ohio State loses star to foot injury

Ohio State will be without Stephanie Mavunga for an undisclosed time.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Ohio State at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

A significant improvement this season for the Ohio State Buckeyes has been their rebounding, which is currently ranked fifth nationally at 45.81 rebounds per game. A big reason for that has been the play of junior Stephanie Mavunga, who leads Ohio State with 11.3 boards per game.

Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, they will be without Mavunga for an undisclosed time frame after she injured her foot on Thursday during practice, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch.

"We are optimistic that she will be back before the end of the season," Kevin McGuff said to the Dispatch.

The loss of Mavunga puts a hole not only with rebounding, however scoring too as she is Ohio State’s second-leading scorer this season with 11.8 points per game.

This is the second injury this season that will sideline Mavunga, as she hurt her knee prior to conference play beginning which put her on the bench for five consecutive games.