Report: Tommy Schutt out for Ohio State for 6-8 weeks

The Buckeyes' backup defensive lineman is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after reportedly breaking his foot in a Monday practice.

Ohio State defensive lineman Tommy Schutt suffered a broken foot in practice on Monday. As first reported by 11W's Kyle Rowland, the sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Ill. is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Playing both nose guard and tackle, Schutt was expected to play a part in the defensive line rotation. In practice, Schutt was pushing starting nose guard Joel Hale for the starting postion.

This loss could pose a problem for a new front four that while talented lacks experience, particularly at Schutt's postion, vacated by current NFL player Jonathan Hankins.

Former Ohio State great Joey Galloway (who will be broadcasting the Buckeyes' season opener) confirmed the initial report on Twitter not long there after:

Redshirt sophomore Chris Carter, who slimmed down to 345 pounds from his previous playing weight of almost 400 pounds, will assume the backup nose guard spot, while true freshman Michael Hill will take the second tackle position, backing up Michael Bennett.

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