Ohio State's star defensive end Nick Bosa will be out for the foreseeable future, it seems. Bosa was injured in the Buckeyes' win over TCU on Sept. 15 and had surgery to repair an abdominal injury.
Urban Meyer told reporters on Monday that Bosa wants to play again this season, and he expects the junior star back at some point. Today, Bosa's parents provided an updated timeline on his potential return.
First, Bosa's father told The Athletic and confirmed with Eleven Warriors that his son is out until November. Next, Bosa's mother told ESPN the same, that her son is currently in Philadelphia rehabbing following surgery and will return in November to be re-evaluated.
He is under the care of renowned surgeon William C. Meyers.
Of course, while Bosa wants to return, he has a lot to consider before he actually does. As a projected top-three pick in next year's NFL Draft, is it worth risking re-injury to play in a couple of games at the end of the season?
On the other hand, those "couple of games" could be pretty important. Ohio State closes out the regular season at Maryland and home against rival Michigan, and could potentially be playing for the Big Ten title in December. If the Buckeyes win the Big Ten, a College Football Playoff berth would be likely.
A competitor like Bosa would most likely want to be there for his team for those games. However, his future is what matters most.
In three games this season, Bosa has recorded 14 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble.