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Curtis Grant injury: Ohio State LB leaves with a stinger

Ohio State's middle linebacker left the field after being down on the ground for some time after colliding with several other players.


With a little under 8:30 to play in the third quarter of an extremely one sided Ohio State-Penn State Big Ten conference game, OSU starting middle linebacker Curtis Grant went down after what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet collision with another player.

As the sequence occurred, it wasn't immediately clear whether the hit happened with an opposing offensive player, or with one of his own teammates. Grant initially laid face down on the ground, not moving, but after two trainers spoke with him on the ground for several minutes, he eventually rolled over before ultimately leaving the field under his own power.

Grant had struggled with concussions in summer camp. Though he still hasn't come close to living up to the potential that saw him rated a 5-star coming out of high school by some services, Grant had really come on this season, showing signs of that skill set everyone had been waiting for him to showcase since he first stepped foot on campus.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for #14. We'll have more on the injury as its available.

UPDATE: Per 97.1 The Fan's Marty Bannister, Grant is sidelined with a stinger. He's unexpected to return, mostly due to the 56-7 score.