Jaxon Smith-Njigba


The Buckeyes shall be shorthanded at extensive receiver and cornerback of their Big Ten opener.

Star wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba and beginning nook Cameron Brown have each been dominated out of Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. matchup with Wisconsin, as 10 complete Ohio State gamers shall be unavailable towards the Badgers.

OHIO STATE STATUS REPORT FOR WISCONSIN
UNAVAILABLE
WR JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA
CB CAMERON BROWN
RB EVAN PRYOR
DE MITCHELL MELTON
CB JORDAN HANCOCK
WR KAMRYN BABB
DE OMARI ABOR
LB TERADJA MITCHELL
TE JOE ROYER
DL ZACH PRATER

A hamstring harm suffered towards Notre Dame restricted Smith-Njigba to simply 15 snaps within the season opener, and the junior did not play in any respect in Ohio State’s Week 2 assembly with Arkansas State. Smith-Njigba returned towards Toledo, however caught simply two passes and did not play in any respect within the second half.

Ryan Day was hopeful this week that Smith-Njigba can be full-go towards the Badgers, however Ohio State’s 2021 receiving chief will not go well with up in spite of everything.

Brown, who began every of the primary three video games of the season for Ohio State, performed simply 17 snaps towards Toledo earlier than heading to the locker room with an obvious harm within the first half. The Buckeyes will even be with out second-year nook Jordan Hancock, who has but to log a defensive snap this season after struggling a preseason harm that Day has known as “vital.” Their accidents go away Ohio State with simply 4 accessible scholarship cornerbacks: Denzel Burke, JK Johnson, Jyaire Brown and Ryan Turner.

On the brilliant facet for the Buckeyes, a number of gamers who both did not play final week or left with harm seem like accessible towards Wisconsin. That listing consists of beginning defenders Josh Proctor, Tanner McCalister and Mike Hall Jr. in addition to beginning operating again TreVeyon Henderson, who left the Toledo recreation in a strolling boot after struggling an harm on Ohio State’s opening drive.

Kamryn Babb, Teradja Mitchell and Joe Royer all be part of Smith-Njigba, Brown and Hancock among the many 10 unavailable Buckeyes. Ohio State didn’t listing any gamers as game-time choices forward of its first convention contest.

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