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Urban Meyer Issues New Injury Update On Ohio State DE Nick Bosa

ohio state issues injury update on nick bosa

Nick Bosa will not be playing on Saturday against Tulane. The star Ohio State defensive end might not be playing anytime soon after that, either.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who's making his return from a three-game suspension this weekend, said this afternoon that Bosa, who left Saturday's game against TCU, recently underwent surgery.

Bosa left the game against the Horned Frogs with an apparent abdomen/groin injury. ESPN later updated the injury as a "lower abdomen strain."

Today, Meyer updated Bosa's status, saying that Bosa underwent a surgical procedure on the injury. Specific details on that procedure are not yet known.

Meyer added that Bosa, arguably the best defensive lineman in the country, will be out "indefinitely."

Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had played ridiculously well through the first three games of the season. He was wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks. There was even some Heisman Trophy buzz.

The Ohio State defensive will have to move forward without him for the time being, though. Ohio State will be just fine against Tulane this weekend, but the Buckeyes are set to travel to State College, Pa. in two weeks. The Ohio State-Penn State game might be the biggest of the season in the Big Ten. Not having Bosa for that contest would be a major disappointment.

Bosa will be replaced in part by junior Jonathan Cooper. The Buckeyes are confident in his abilities.

"Jonathon has always been one of the hardest working guys on the football team," Greg Schiano said, per Bucknuts. "But along with that is, as the time has rolled by, he's become a better and better defensive end. So I'm really excited about seeing him go play.

"He's played well, really hard. The production maybe not be so big but he's really played and done his job well. I think maybe with more opportunities that will lead to more production."

Stay tuned for more injury updates on Bosa. The Buckeyes will likely be able to give an update on the status of Bosa moving forward following this weekend's game.

Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on BTN.