Gabe Osabuohien Releases a Statement

Following his car accident, Gabe Osabuohien released a statement on his social media account, thanking those who reached out with prayers and letting his fans know that he will be okay.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Yesterday morning, former West Virginia forward Gabe Osabuohien was involved in a serious car accident. Osabuohien, 24, suffered two fractured vertebrae in his neck and a fractured nose in the crash.

Osabuohien, who played for the Mountaineers from 2019-2022, was the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Osabuohien now plays professionally with the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League, where he averaged 2.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in his first season with the team.

Moments ago, Osabuohien released the following statement on his personal Instagram account: “Appreciate the prayers. What don’t kill you can only make you stronger. Those who texted/called me, I lost my phone in the wrecc (sic), will have a new one tomorrow. Couple broken bones in my necc (sic), a few other fractures but I’m still here.”

According to those close to him, Osabuohien is walking and is expected to be fully recovered from his injuries in 6 weeks.