Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was injured during last week's win over TCU. He was announced to have had suffered a groin/abdominal injury.
Earlier this week, Bosa was declared out for Saturday's game against Tulane. Now, it appears he will be out for the foreseeable future.
Urban Meyer revealed a short time ago that the junior star had surgery for a core muscle injury and is out indefinitely. That's a brutal blow for Bosa and the Buckeyes.
While there is no timetable for Bosa's return, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has a projected guess. According to Rapoport, a procedure like the one Bosa had usually results in approximately a six-week recovery.
Bosa was off to a dominant start to the 2018 season. He compiled 14 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble in less than three full games.
Ohio State has plenty of defensive line depth, but Bosa's absence will still hurt, particularly when the Buckeyes face Penn State on Sept. 29. After that, the next game against a marquee opponent will be at Michigan State on Nov. 10.
Bosa could hypothetically be back for that showdown with the Spartans, but muscle injuries can linger or pop back up at any point.
Additionally, this could affect Bosa during the NFL Draft process. It likely won't prevent him from being drafted very high, but it will be something he will have to answer for and teams will want to look into.