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Ohio State LB Tuf Borland Suffered An Achilles Injury

Brutus Buckeye running on the field with the Ohio State cheerleaders

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Brutus the Buckeye and the Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders run onto the field during the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

One of Ohio State's top linebackers suffered an injury at practice, Urban Meyer revealed to reporters this morning.

Tuf Borland, the Buckeyes' likely starting middle linebacker, suffered an Achilles injury. However, the injury is not believed to be serious enough for him to miss the season.

The linebacker was absent from practice this morning. Meyer revealed at his press conference what had happened.

Borland suffered an Achilles tendon injury at practice. He's not expected to miss the 2018 season, thankfully.

Borland played well as a redshirt freshman in 2017. He was expected to be one of the Buckeyes' top defenders entering the 2018 season.

The Illinois native was a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016. He was ranked the No. 22 outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

It's unclear at this point how long Borland will be out. Achilles' injuries can be serious, but Ohio State is optimistic that he'll be back for the season.

Stay tuned.