Following former West Virginia basketball player Gabe Osabuohien’s unfortunate car accident, it appears that he is on the road to a full recovery.
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.
West Virginia fans were obviously very concerned with his health and we’re proud to announce that Osabuohien is expected to make a full recovery. According to those close to him, Osabuohien is walking and is expected to be fully recovered from his injuries in 6 weeks.
Obviously this is very good news for the former West Virginia fan favorite! Osabuohien has asked that his privacy be respected during this time and that all photos of him in the hospital be removed from the internet.
Stay tuned to The Voice of Morgantown for more updates as they become available.
Just got off the phone with someone in the hospital with Gabe Osabuohien. Good news: He’s doing much better. Urgent News: All photos of him in the hospital need to be removed now. If you know anyone with the pictures still posted, please let them know.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) June 4, 2023