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Ohio State Football Star Reportedly Had Surgery On Monday

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ohio State's football program had a tough weekend, as the Buckeyes were blown out by Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana, losing their first game of the season.

Urban Meyer's team has had a rough start to the week, too.

Austin Ward of Lettermen Row is reporting that star Ohio State wide receiver Austin Mack underwent surgery on Monday and could miss the rest of the season.

Mack, a former top recruit, had 26 catches for 331 yards and a touchdown so far this season.

Ohio State can now officially add an injury to the insulting loss at Purdue. Wide receiver Austin Mack could miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery.

The junior left the shocking upset on the road on Saturday early after getting hurt in the second half, and he was seen leaving the stadium on crutches with a walking boot on one foot. Two days later, Mack had a procedure performed to address the issue, and the expected recovery time is six to eight weeks.

Potentially Mack could be cleared in time for the postseason, but that is unclear at this point for Ohio State’s talented target.

Ohio State confirmed the Mack news today.

The Buckeyes (7-1) are off this week before hosting Nebraska at Ohio Stadium.