Illinois Basketball’s Aaron Cosby out 1-2 weeks with eye injury

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Illinois Basketball’s Aaron Cosby out 1-2 weeks with eye injury

Illinois' Aaron Cosby (11) attempts to stop Indiana's Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell from attempting a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

Illinois' Aaron Cosby (11) attempts to stop Indiana's Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell from attempting a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

Illinois' Aaron Cosby (11) attempts to stop Indiana's Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell from attempting a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

Illinois' Aaron Cosby (11) attempts to stop Indiana's Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell from attempting a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

By Sean Neumann

Illinois guard Aaron Cosby will be out one-two weeks with an eye injury.

The junior suffered the injury in the first half of Illinois’ 80-74 loss to Indiana Sunday afternoon.

Cosby received laser-eye surgery Monday to repair a retinal tear in his left eye.

The guard’s injury is another in a list of sidelined players piling up for the Illini this year. Illinois lost team captain Tracy Abrams to a torn ACL before the season began and has recently been without leading scorer Rayvonte Rice, who suffered a broken hand in practice at the beginning of January.

Cosby has started 13 games for Illinois and is the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 148 points, averaging 7.8 per game.

Head coach John Groce has recently began starting sophomore Kendrick Nunn over Cosby since conference play began. The Illini are currently 12-7 (2-4 Big Ten) heading into tonight’s matchup with Purdue.  

Sean can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @Neumannthehuman.