Ohio State confirmed in a press release Saturday that Friday evening's Twitter HIPAA violation had some serious truth to it. After Hall himself stated Saturday morning that per his doctors a somewhat surprising foot surgery went well, Ohio State confirmed Jordan Hall's injury and ensuing medical procedure adding that he would be out 10 weeks. Per University spokesman Jerry Emig, Hall cut his foot while walking in grass Wednesday. That would almost assuredly mean that Hall will miss Ohio State's opener against Miami University and would be doubtful for week 2's game against Central Florida.
Rumors of Hall missing time started when a since deleted Twitter user with the handle @BLupton22 contacted Alex Gleitman of popular Ohio State blog Eleven Warriors with a tip:
"@BLupton22: @alex11w Jordan hall cut foot and tore tendon-going to miss good time, my fiance works at the hospital he was at today." crap— Chad11W (@Chad11W) June 29, 2012
Most felt the report at best was a serious violation of Hall's rights as a patient (which may explain why the tweet and that individual's account have since been deleted) and at worst the last thing Ohio State fans wanted to hear as July approaches.
Hall himself would elaborate on the scuttlebutt Saturday morning:
Surgery went great doc said— Jordan Hall (@Jordan_Hall7) June 30, 2012
Hall by all accounts expects to be back as soon as humanly possible. He told Ohio State safety C.J. Barnett that he plans to do everything he can to make that a reality:
@See_4our I'm gon go rehab crazy to be wit y'all bra— Jordan Hall (@Jordan_Hall7) June 30, 2012
Central Florida is no push over and the Buckeyes will need their offense in full gear to get past what should be their first real test of the season. We'll have to monitor Hall's reported progress in the months to come.