For the first time this season, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer was on “The Urban Meyer Call-In Show” on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. And unfortunately for Buckeye fans, Meyer had some bad news concerning one of the best players in college football.
Following his injury against TCU last week, it had already been announced that defensive end Nick Bosa would miss this weekend’s contest against Tulane, but most assumed that was out of an abundance of caution, considering that OSU is favored by more than five touchdowns, and a date with Big Ten East rival Penn State looms on Sept. 29.
However, it appears to be more serious than originally presumed.
Meyer on Nick Bosa's status: "He had a core muscle injury. He had surgery. We hope to get him back as soon as possible. Obviously, one of the best players in football and a better person."— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 20, 2018
Meyer did not provide further details about the injury, the surgery, or the recovery time, but this news certainly calls into question whether or not Bosa will be ready to go against the Nittany Lions later this month.
So far this year, Bosa has recorded 6 tackles for loss, including 4 sacks, he’s forced one fumble, and scored a touchdown. And in all of the games thus far, Bosa has barely played more than a half in each.
With Bosa out, fellow defensive linemen Dre’Mont Jones, Chase Young, Robert Landers, and Jonathon Cooper will be called upon to lead a defense that has been susceptible to big plays throughout the season.
We wish Bosa the best, and hope he is back on the field soon.