Foot Injury Sidelines Jordan Hall for 10 Weeks
According to Ohio State, Senior running back Jordan Hall will be out for approximately 10 weeks while recovering for surgery to treat an injured foot:
Hall, who enters his senior season with 2,513 all-purpose yards to rank 26th all-time at Ohio State, suffered an accidental cut to the bottom of his right foot Wednesday afternoon while walking in grass outside his residence in Columbus. He had surgery Friday at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
“This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man,” Meyer said. “He’s handling things well, though. He’ll be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he’ll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that.”
The Buckeyes are still nine weeks away from the opener against Miami, so Hall should be back in time for most of the season, assuming his recovery and rehabilitation go as planned.
While he may only miss a handful of games, Hall's injury will provide an opening of sorts for some of the younger running backs, namely sophomore Rod Smith and true freshmen Bri'onte Dunn and Warren Ball, to make names for themselves in camp. That said, Hall is the Buckeye most likely to emerge in a Harvin-like roll for Ohio State, and his versatility out of the backfield is what sets him apart from some of the other backs, who are all more power runners.