Another young Buckeye's promising fall camp seems to have been cut short due to injury. Buckeye sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown was carted off of the practice field Wednesday, where he suffered a leg injury today during practice, according to multiple reports. UPDATE: That leg injury has been confirmed as a broken leg, and Brown is expected to miss the season.
Ohio State cancelled media availability after practice Wednesday night without notifying the media as to why, and judging from the mood of the players, something was clearly wrong. It turns out the injury to Brown was indeed what sparked the sudden cancellation and suspension of practice.
The Ohio State wide receivers, also known as Zone 6, are one of the closer knit position groups on the team, and their thoughts were with their injured teammate very quickly:
Count yo blessings at all times NB I got bro— Corey Smith Jr (@dreamchaser_cj5) August 26, 2015
Receivers coach Zach Smith tweeted out his optimism following the injury:
This is not our plan... This is God's plan. Have to have #Faith in His plan and stay true to Him - It will all work out in the end.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) August 26, 2015
Brown had been having a good camp, and was expected to be in the rotation for the Buckeyes this upcoming season. He was one of the most discussed Buckeyes during spring ball, and has received high praise from not only his teammates, but his coaches as well. With Brown out for an unknown about of time, Ohio State's wideout corps is even more shallow, given that Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith will all miss the first game of the season due to suspension. Brown was often promoted as a physical replacement to Evan Spencer, so even if Ohio State can find other pass catching weapons, that outside blocking may be hard to replace.
We'll have more info on the injury as we get it.