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Ezekiel Elliott injury: Ohio State RB has minor wrist surgery

Expected Ohio State starter Ezekiel Elliott is out of practice until later this week after undergoing minor wrist surgery, as first reported by

Jonathan Daniel

According to's Ari Wasserman, Ezekiel Elliott, who multiple reports had said was sidelined with a minor wrist injury Saturday morning, actually had to undergo corrective surgery on what's said to be a wrist fracture Saturday morning. Per Wasserman, the injury is minor and he's expected back with the team in practice on Thursday.

Elliott, who drew attention in limited duty a year ago, is widely considered the favorite to start at running back for the Buckeyes this season. Also according to Wasserman, with Elliott sidelined, senior backup Rod Smith took repetitions with the ones at Saturday morning's practice.

Hopefully Elliott's injury is a one off thing and he's back to or near 100% by later this week. We'll certainly have more on the matter if anything additional on the situation comes to light.