Nick Bosa will miss Ohio State's big game at Penn State tonight, as the Buckeyes' star defensive lineman is still recovering from an injury suffered against TCU that required surgery.
Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is likely to miss several weeks moving forward.
Urban Meyer has said that the star defensive lineman is recovering well from his injury, but there's still a ways to go. Bosa's parents have said that he'll likely be out until November.
The player's mother, Cheryl Bosa, told ESPN that her son will rehab the injury in Philadelphia until Friday, then return in November, at which point he will be re-evaluated. But she said he was hoping to return to action this season.
"He'd love to [play again this year]," she said. "It's a day at a time right now. He's a beast. I go to [physical therapy] with him every day and he's doing what he's supposed to do."
Bosa wishes more than anything that he could be out on the field against Penn State tonight.
He tweeted the following message for his Buckeyes teammates before kickoff:
"I wish more than anything that I could be out there with my brothers tomorrow," he wrote.
Ohio State will certainly miss him. The Buckeyes still have a ton of talent on the defensive line, but nobody quite matches up to Bosa.
OSU and Penn State are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.