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Ohio State LB Justin Hilliard Announces He's Out 6 Months

Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard announced Friday that he'll be out at least six months with an injury.

Friday afternoon, Ohio State redshirt freshman linebacker Justin Hilliard announced on Instagram that he will be out six months with an injury. The photo shows Hilliard with his left arm in a sling - implying some sort of shoulder, elbow or arm injury. Hilliard seems upbeat about attacking rehab.

It's unclear when Hilliard suffered the injury. On the season, he's recorded four tackles.

Hilliard's post:

"Can't lie, I'm hurt, but head up and looking forward to killin this rehab for the next 6 months. Appreciate all the calls and prayers, All love."

Ohio State has yet to comment on the injury. Hilliard, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound player, primarily serves as a backup linebacker.

Hilliard was a five-star recruit from Cincinnati, Ohio for the class of 2015. We'll update this post when more information is released.

Update: According to multiple reports, Hilliard tore his left bicep.

He's expected to be out for the year.