Tyler Johnson medically disqualified from basketball

Junior center Tyler Johnson has been medically disqualified and will step away from basketball after suffering from chronic knee issues throughout her career at Kansas.

“Our staff really enjoyed coaching and working with Tyler,” head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. “Though we regret that her career on the court was cut short, Tyler is always a Jayhawk. We wish her all the best as she continues her education at Kansas.”

Johnson appeared in four games this season, averaging 6.3 minutes. She recorded 11 points and five rebounds off the bench. The Leavenworth, Kansas native tallied 354 points and 224 rebounds during her career.

KU (11-4 1-3 Big 12) has played two games since Johnson stepped away from basketball. The Jayhawks beat Kansas State, snapping a 10-game skid against their in-state rival. They also suffered a 94-68 loss to Baylor.

Kansas will play host to Oklahoma State at 12 p.m. Saturday.


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