Top Ohio State Running Back Sidelined with Injury

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without one of their top running backs to begin the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State. 

Halfback Jordan Hall is expected to be sidelined for 10 weeks after cutting his right foot. The damage occurred when Hall was walking barefoot in the grass outside of his Columbus residence according to the Columbus Dispatch. An Ohio State spokesman said the injury occurred Wednesday, but surgery was done Friday at the OSU Medical Center.

Meyer said in a statement that Hall will be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and plans to rehabilitate the injury for at least four more weeks. The Buckeyes begin fall camp in August, but Hall could be sidelined until week three.

Hall, a senior, was the number one halfback on Meyer’s spring drills depth chart. He was expected to be used as an all-purpose back in Meyer’s spread offense, similar to the way Percy Harvin was used in Meyer’s days at the helm of the Florida Gators.

In three years as a Buckeye, Hall complied 2,513 all-purpose yards. That’s 26th most in school history.

FOX 8 Sports Intern Gabe Kramer contributed to this report.