Nick Bosa, arguably the best defensive player in college football, suffered a lower-body injury in the second half of the game against TCU. Here is the latest on the injury to Bosa and his status moving forward.
Ohio State trainers had Bosa go into the locker room to get checked out after his injury. He was in the locker room for several minutes before reappearing on the sideline in street clothes.
Bosa watched the rest of the game from the bench. He had a noticeable limp when walking back onto the field.
ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor then reported that Bosa had suffered a “lower abdomen strain,” per Ohio State. Bosa could be seen looking frustrated on the sideline, talking with some of his teammates.
Ohio State’s interim coach, Ryan Day, was asked about Bosa following the game. He didn’t have much of an update.
Bosa is continuing to be evaluated.
Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day did not have an update postgame on Nick Bosa's health. Said he is being evaluated right now.
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The loss of Bosa is a huge one for Ohio State. The Buckeyes have a ton of talent on defense, but none quite like him. Bosa made a huge impact on the game against TCU, forcing a fumble that led to a defensive touchdown.
Ohio State has a somewhat easy game coming up, hosting Tulane at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa. in two weeks, though, to take on Penn State in what could be the biggest Big Ten game of the season.
OSU would like very much to have Bosa back in uniform for that contest. However, his longterm health is what’s most important – he might be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft – and it’s still unclear how long it’s going to take him to recover.
Stay tuned for more injury updates on Bosa. Ohio State will likely have more news on his status early this week.