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Kansas State forward cleared to return

D.J. Johnson

Kansas State’s D.J. Johnson, front, and Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane vie for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


Kansas State is getting an experienced forward back in action as redshirt junior D.J. Johnson has been cleared to resume on-court activity, a source confirmed to The story was first reported by Jon Rothstein of

The 6-foot-9 Johnson appeared in all 33 games for the Wildcats as a sophomore and averaged 13.9 minutes per game for the NCAA tournament team, breaking his foot in the Round of 64 clash with Kentucky. Missing the 2014-15 season recovering from that foot injury, Johnson was granted a medical redshirt and now he can return to help contribute in the Kansas State frontcourt. Johnson averaged 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore and shot 51 percent from the floor.

The return of Johnson might not be a season-changing move for the Wildcats, but he has played in at least 30 games his first two seasons in the program and is dependable enough to play in plenty of situations this season.