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Why is this news?: Ezekiel Elliott to have second surgery on wrist, NFL combine next test for Doran Grant

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Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will have a second surgery on his left wrist.
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will have a second surgery on his left wrist.
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"As it turns out, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will need a second surgery on his left wrist, which was fractured during preseason camp last August."

- Dave Biddle, Bucknuts

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott will undergo a second surgery on his left wrist in the next couple of days. Elliott originally had fractured his wrist last August, before the season began, but was able to play through the year with the injury. It's a safe option for Elliott, who will likely be held out of contact drills once spring practices begin, but it's a smart choice given that the junior running back enters next season as a potential Heisman candidate. Elliott also tweeted out that he would be having his surgery on Friday.

It also makes sense for him to take any precautions he can with his health, considering after next season he could enter the NFL draft. With the performances he had late in Ohio State's season, it's likely that many NFL draft scouts will be closely following his progression and performances in the 2015 season.

"Whenever guys needed to get extra work, he grabbed them and got it done. Whenever guys needed to watch film, he grabbed them and got it done. Without him, I don't think we would have made the improvements we made. He set the tone and was consistent with what he did, and everybody else followed."

- Chris Ash on Doran Grant via Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch

Doran Grant was considered one of the leaders in the secondary for Ohio State, and his leadership helped the Buckeyes improve to one of the best defenses in the country by locking down his side of the field and giving advice to the underclassmen around and below him. Now, he's looking to take the next step in his career after graduating and heading to the NFL, where he'll have to prove he can compete with the best athletes in the country.

With a national championship under his belt, Grant's intangibles, combined with his skills on the field, should entice plenty of NFL general managers to think about picking up the cornerback. At the Senior Bowl, plenty of talented college players were not shy about giving praise out to the defensive back, including some of the opponents he faced, such as Alabama quarterback Blake Sims.

"It's still too early to assess the total economic impact of LeBron James' return home, but we expect it will show a positive improvement."

- Emily Lundgard via Joe Vardon, Northeast Ohio Media Group

It's no secret that LeBron James has a huge impact on the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the city of Cleveland itself. But multiple studies have shown that the basketball superstar is not just helping the Cleveland sports landscape, but the economic landscape as well. Recent estimates have placed James' Cavaliers team as generating $162 million for the city.

A classic joke that spawned from LeBron's first stint in Cleveland came in a fake tourism video stated that Cleveland's economy was "based off LeBron James" and although the line was obviously a joke, in a sense, James' presence on the Cavaliers is helping the city generate plenty of money just by playing and returning to his home team.

"Urban Meyer has scheduled the weekday practices of spring for the 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. window, starting with the first one on March 10."

- Tim May, The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State has officially moved its upcoming spring practices to the morning, instead of the normal afternoons that we've seen in years past. Starting on March 10, the Buckeyes will be up early in the morning to start their drills and begin preparing for the 2015 season.

According to Tim May, 11 of the 15 practices allowed in the spring will be on weekdays and four will be on Saturdays, including the annual spring game April 18. So buckle up Ohio State fans, it won't be much longer until we've got football back (even if it is for only a little while).

"Ohio State's John Havlicek will be in the 10th Induction Class for the National Collegiate Hall of Fame"

In the latest dispatch from the "wait, that didn't already happen?" department, Buckeye and NBA great John Havlicek will join the National Collegiate Hall of Fame. A 13 time NBA All-Star and one of the best basketball players ever, Havlicek was also an All-American at Ohio State in 1962, and helped Ohio State win the title in 1960. He's joined by UNC great Charlie Scott (father of Shannon Scott), Rolando Blackmon, and more.

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