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Ohio State running back Mike Weber reportedly out 3-4 weeks with torn meniscus

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Ohio State's newest running back may need to wait a few weeks before making his debut

Ohio State freshman running back Mike Weber was already drawing rave reviews for his physical running style, and some thought he had a chance to contribute early, as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott. Those plans may need to be put on hold, at least of the immediate future. According to Eleven Warriors, Weber will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a torn meniscus. Per 11W, Weber will have surgery on Tuesday morning.

The Virginia Tech game is three weeks from today, so assuming that report has the correct timeline, Weber will probably miss the season opener, could potentially miss the Hawaii game as well, along with important fall camp snaps.

Luckily for Ohio State, they already have an excellent running back in Ezekiel Elliott, who figured to get the lion's share of the snaps early in the season anyway. Behind Elliott, the Buckeyes will also have Curtis Samuel, who may also see time at H-Back, and Bri'onte Dunn.

For what it's worth, Weber's Twitter account would suggest that something happened, and that he intends to come back:

Best wishes to Weber for a speedy recovery. Let's hope this is the last injury to come out of fall camp.