On August 22, blue chip wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey committed to Ohio State together. In the last month, both have gone down with season-ending knee injuries.
Grimes tore an ACL back on September 30. Now, Lindsey will miss the remainder of his season at Bishop Grimes with a torn meniscus in his right knee. His injury is not as severe, but he will have surgery, and is cutting his high school career short as he does not want to risk tearing a ligament.
Just like that my season is over… It's been a loooooong journey of 4 years playing varsity football, but it has been cut short for me.
— T-WAYNE (@tyjonlindsey) October 21, 2016
“I got the news today. If I played (the season) out I might hurt it even more and I might actually tear a ligament. I don’t want to risk anything right now so my decision is to try and get the surgery as soon as possible.”
Lindsey is the No. 1 player in the state of Nevada, and the No. 6 wide receiver in the class of 2017.
Ohio State’s class as a whole is the No. 1 ranked group in the country, with five five-star players in the fold.
The meniscus injury is not as serious as a torn ligament would be, so if Urban Meyer wants to use Tyjon Lindsey as a true freshman next year, there’s a good chance he’ll be ready to go. Still, it is a setback for the exciting young player.