Jayme Thompson to Miss Three Months with Broken Ankle

By Kyle Rowland on August 7, 2013 at 2:12p

Ohio State freshman safety Jayme Thompson broke his ankle during Wednesday's practice and will miss three months, the Toledo Blade reported

Thompson's father told the Blade he'll have screws inserted into his ankle Thursday.

Thompson, a four-star prospect from Toledo, was expected to be a special teamer during his freshman season. 

UPDATE THURSDAY 6:30 P.M.: Thompson's surgery was successful. Ohio State deemed the injury a severe high-ankle sprain.

Thompson had screws inserted in his left ankle to stabilize his lower-leg bones, which were loosened by damage to the connecting ligaments. He will miss three months. 


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BuckeyeVet's picture

Damn! That sucks. Best wishes for a speedy 100% recovery.

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Cincinnati Mac's picture

I feel horrible for Jayme.
Hopefully he has a full recovery and comes back stronger than ever next year.

E2Brutus's picture

Dang... Rough start for the kid. Hopefully he gets well soon and can be back to 100% and flying around on Special teams again.

216ToThe614's picture

And so the injuries begin.....here's to no more! Get better soon Jayme

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brandonbauer87's picture

I was really expecting big things from him. It seemed like he got a chip on his shoulder when everyone was falling all over Vonn Bell. Hopefully he takes his time coming back, even if it means he gets redshirted. 

ChazBuckeye's picture

This sucks for him.  I could tell last year watching TCC win the DII state title that Jayme would be a tough tackler and has great instincts as well.  Hope he can still see some playing time this year.  

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DLB1276's picture

Did Dontre cause this? Kidding, get better soon.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

BOO This news!   Hope he has a speedy and complete recovery.  Tough situation.  Keep your head up man!

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Baroclinicity's picture

Get well soon, young Buckeye.  Hate hearing about injuries.

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BierStube's picture

Very sorry to hear this, best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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ATT2121's picture

Praying for a quick recovery and a ferocious return!


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Northbrook's picture

First I heard he had a groin pull and now it is a broken ankle. That escalated fast. Surely a redshirt now. Get better soon Jayme.

MN Buckeye's picture

Ouch! Wishing you the very best on your recovery, young man.

oh_dad55's picture

Good luck Jayme.  Hope it heals well enough that you can continue your football career with no problems.


rightfield's picture

Hope for a quick and full recovery for Thompson. There are lots of stories of players red shirting and recovering from an injury stronger and faster than before the injury. I hope this is your story too. Use this year to your advantage, physically and academically.

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GoBucks10's picture

Definitely sucks.  Wishing a speedy recovery!

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Get well kid! We will def need you next year.

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buckeyedude's picture

Damnit. Get well, young man.



ATXbucknut's picture

Sounds like he's screwed, at least for a while.  Here's wishing him a speedy recovery!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Terrible news.  Hope you recover as quickly as possible Jeremy.  Take a redshirt season and come back stronger than ever!  I have faith that he will be better than before. 
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Crimson's picture

Thank you for that wonderful insight, Brady Hoke.  :-D

buckeyedude's picture

It's Jayme. not---->Jeremy.



teddyballgame's picture

Get well Mr Thompson

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jayme.

CowCat's picture

That sucks.

Silver lining: You can take more courses than usual, freeing you up more when you get back.

Heal up properly!

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Poison nuts's picture

Bummer. Hate injuries always, but it would really suck to just get going at OSU & have this happen. Heal up young man! 

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Idaho Helga's picture

Here's my electronic "GET WELL SOON"  card added to your list.