Ryan Day is set to begin his first spring practice as the Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach. However, a couple of starters won’t be participating, due to injuries and the subsequent recovery.
As reported by Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch, offensive tackle Thayer Munford and safety Jordan Fuller are rehabbing from injury.
A couple of tidbits from my story with Ryan Day. He revealed that LT Thayer Munford and S Jordan Fuller will be out for spring practice to rehab from injuries.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) March 5, 2019
Since tweeting that out last night, other reports have surfaced that both starters will be out for the entirety of spring football.
Munford was a key part of the offensive line, helping pave the way for Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins. Also, he was part of an offense that saw record-setting passing numbers from quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who many predict as being a top-10 NFL Draft pick.
On defense, Fuller was a key cog in the machine; one of the few veterans outside the defensive line in 2017. Last season, he was tied with linebacker Malik Harrison for the most tackles on the team at 81. However, he led the team with unassisted tackles at 61 — six more than the linebacker. On top of that, Fuller had an interception and four pass breakups for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champion Buckeyes.
The spring game is slated for April 13 at The Horseshoe. Tickets are available not through the university athletic department.