Coach Steve Pikiell said that he expects Doucoure to miss a seventh consecutive game Wednesday against Ohio State due to a back injury, Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press
reports. "He's had some stuff done the last few days, testing," Pikiell said of Doucoure. "Hopefully we'll know more later with some results. Those backs are problems. He's in an out of things (practice-wise)."
The injury has plagued Doucoure throughout the season, limiting him to just six appearances, none of which have consisted of more than 10 minutes. It amounts to a big step back for the sophomore big man, who started 29 games in 2017-18 and averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 boards in 13.1 minutes per contest. Doucoure would be eligible for a medical redshirt if he fails to demonstrate much progress in the near future and Rutgers opts to shutter him for the season.