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Turner out 2 months with spine fractures

Updated: December 6, 2009, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State star Evan Turner will miss eight weeks after breaking 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 transverse process fractures of the second and third lumbar vertebra of Turner's spine.

"My primary concern right now is Evan's long-term health and well-being," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. ...

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