With just over 24 hours before the Big Ten title game, Ohio State received some good news.
Buckeyes star quarterback Justin Fields suffered an injury scare against the Michigan Wolverines last Saturday. Fields fell awkwardly to the ground during a tackle and appeared to suffer a leg injury.
Fortunately, Fields was able to re-enter the game shortly thereafter, promptly throwing a 30-yard touchdown strike on his first play back.
Ohio State revealed Fields suffered a sprained MCL, which cast doubt about his ability to suit up for the Big Ten title game this weekend.
Earlier this week, Fields told reporters that nothing will prevent him from playing against the Badgers on Saturday.
His head coach agrees. Asked about Fields’ status for the game against the Badgers this weekend, Ryan Day made it clear that Fields will be under center.
Here’s what Day told the News-Herald:
“He’ll be playing. We’ll use him all 60 minutes.”
That clears it up.
There was never really any doubt about Fields’ status for the game. After he came back into the game against Michigan, Fields showcased his toughness.
Now he’ll hope to lead the Buckeyes to yet another conference title.
Ohio State and Wisconsin kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.