Ohio State fans collectively held their breath today during the Buckeyes’ contest against No. 13 Michigan. QB Justin Fields took a scary hit to the knee, causing him to promptly leave the game for a few minutes.
Fortunately for the Buckeyes, Fields came back into the game just a few minutes later, this time sporting a knee brace. Buckeyes fans came to their feet as the OSU star QB reentered the game. But it’s what he did just moments later that was truly remarkable.
On his first play back in the game, Fields escaped the pocket as it was collapsing and slung a beautifully thrown ball to WR Garrett Wilson for a 30-yard touchdown strike.
Replay of the touchdown can be seen below:
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It looks like Fields is just fine. The Ohio State quarterback’s day may be done already.
The touchdown throw grew the Buckeyes’ lead to 26 points late in the third quarter. OSU head coach Ryan Day may be satisfied with that lead and elect to keep his star quarterback on the sideline for the rest of the game.
The top priority for the Buckeyes will now be keeping their star players healthy. Any injuries could prove catastrophic when it comes to the College Football Playoff.
It’ll be interesting to see how much longer Fields is in the game.