Tommy Schutt Suffers Broken Foot, Out 6-8 Weeks

By Kyle Rowland on August 28, 2013 at 10:23a

Defensive lineman Tommy Schutt was one of many success stories coming out of Ohio State's fall camp. Listed as the backup at nose guard and tackle, Schutt was a shoo-in to be a part of the defensive line rotation. He was pushing Joel Hale at nose guard particularly hard for playing time.

But now his progress has been stunted in a big way. Sources told Eleven Warriors that Schutt, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., suffered a broken foot in practice and will be out of action 6-8 weeks. That puts a return sometime in mid-October or November.

According to the Buckeyes' official depth chart, redshirt sophomore Chris Carter would slide into the second-team nose guard role and true freshman Michael Hill would be Michael Bennet's backup at tackle.


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jvd253's picture

ouch.  Get better soon, TS.   We'll need the depth down the stretch run.  

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Killer nuts's picture

Get better soon big guy, we are looking green on our interior...

jdagrava.1's picture

Gotta have that next-man-up mentality to be a championship squad.  We will welcome him back gratefully in November.  But until then it's time for the Young Bucks to step up!

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

Buckeye419er's picture

We can't be hurting our own guys right before the season starts. No bueno. C'mon fellas.

There can be only one

ATXbucknut's picture

Geez. Between suspensions and injuries we're going to have a really small roster for the first half of the season.  Does the NCAA sanction 6-man football at the D1 level?

JollyFatMan's picture

Ahhh crap. Depth.. we need it. 

How firm thy friendship..

o_to_da_h's picture

Nothing like working your crack off only to get hurt RIGHT before the season. Gotta feel for the kid. Get well soon Tommy.

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45OH4IO's picture

The bright side is he will be fresh for the stretch run in the fall. Just don't rush him back and re-injure it. TSUN will still feel his wrath!

nm_buck's picture

Dang.  Take the time to get fully recovered Tommy... we will need you in November!

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

Jonnferrell's picture

Seems like we've had more injuries than usual this year.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

sfgoody's picture

True, but honestly seemed like we had less than usual last year. Law of averages I guess


avail31678's picture

Serious?  Maybe I'm way off but I don't remember such an injury plagued team as last year.  Maybe it was accented because some of our least-deep positions (e.g. linebacker) were affected, but I feel like we got crushed last year.

doodah_man's picture

All the best Tommy...listen to the Docs and your coaches for recovery.

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

Buckeyeneer's picture

Prayers for this young man's recovery.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

Grayskullsession's picture

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

hit_the_couch's picture

At least the first 4 games won't really matter, but i'm sure he'll be missed for UW and NW. Hope this kid is a quick healer.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

shite...what are we at..73 dressed scholarship players now for the opener?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

OSUStu's picture

I believe the Fowler interview with Urban said we were at 72 before this injury.  I don't know how accurate that was though.  Fingers crossed for an injury free next couple of weeks.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Louie2310's picture

Ouch. Next man up.


RedStorm45's picture

71 scholarship players against Buffalo.

IBleedSandG's picture

Shiiiiiit. I felt like we were getting through the summer pretty healthy. Of course this happens. 
I wonder if they re-think Price's move to OL.


oregonianbuckeye's picture

I wonder if this means that Billy Price may be reconsidered on the DL? Just a thought, but it seems like we are pretty thin at DT and NG now.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Terrible news! Get well soon, Tommy.

Maestro's picture

vacuuming sucks

thorvath22's picture

Its time for Carter to tap into his inner Hankins. Clog the middle!

Next man up!

buckeyepastor's picture

Fortunately have two "tune-up" games before the game at Cal.   Things like this are why it is very, very, very hard for teams to go undefeated, no matter what talent is there.    

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

RedStorm45's picture

Don't sleep on SDSU.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

I agree @Redstorm. SDSU isn't bad, we sometimes struggle in the 2nd game of the season. 

USMC11917's picture

Buffaloe is expected to be better this year and they played Georgia tight for the first 2-3 quarters too.

Oyster's picture

They definitely are no mushy potatoe to be taken lightly.  History has numerous examples of teams looking ahead of the current opponent.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

rdubs's picture

Hopefully Chris Carter steps up he's been a guy I have been wanting to see out there.

IBleedSandG's picture

I think we may see Diesel play some snaps at DT now.


FROMTHE18's picture

shit...depth, depth, we didnt need this.

denner's picture

That blows.  But if the guys behind him step up maybe a red shirt is the way to go. 

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Bummer. Get well soon big fella.

Speaking of big fellas, it is time to see what Mr. Carter can do.

Good thought on Billy Price Oregonian. He could end up being a valuable contributor.

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Big Chris better be ready.  

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Dang - Chris Carter and Michael Hill will have to do some work.

KBonay's picture

Opposite of Awesome...

TMac's picture

Next Man Up!
Hoping Tommy has a smooth return to health!!

ONE Not Done!

Ahh Saturday's picture

Sorry for Schutt. The team will sorely miss him. Four games for Hill or Carter to pick up the slack, because our middle will be tested against Wisconsin.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Craaap.   This season can't start soon enough.   Get better big man!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

OSUStu's picture

Tough break for the big guy.  Hopefully, he will be able to play the last six games of the season.  Maybe if we are lucky he will get on the field for Northwestern.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

otrain2416's picture

Damn I had Schutt as my sleeper pick this year. Felt like he was gonna have a breakout year. Hopefully Hill and Carter are ready to step up!

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

gobucks96's picture

Yikes, eight weeks? Put back with three games in the season..... Might be better off getting the medical redshirt.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

This is what I was thinking.  Especially considering the 6-8 weeks doesn't seem to include getting reacquainted with the speed of the game as most teams should be hitting stride by that point in the season.

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gobucks96's picture

or how much strength he'll lose in that leg...

Northbrook's picture

Hopefully he will be available for the stretch run. Mr Carter, Mr Hill, step right up.
Edit: I wonder if Price will move back to DL.
Second Edit: Apparently I'm not the first to wonder about Price.

BTBuckeye's picture

Diesel will get some snaps at the DT spot I would think. I wouldn't mind seeing Bosa & Diesel on the edge.
I'm not exactly convinced Hill and Carter are ready be that guy yet. Schutt was definitely the best of the 3.
Get well soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

I think Carter could be a beast this year.  He drop do to 340 and looks the part right now.  Can't wait til sat.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Quote about Billy Price possible movement back to DL?

"No, no, no."

UrbanBuckeye's picture

Clay Travis' fault.

Vonn Bell once asked me in class if he could borrow my pencil and he never gave it back. Ain't even mad.

Him1stftballl8er's picture

They've been rotating Bosa inside and out. Add that with Hill and Carter and we'll be ok. I hope...and Adolphus saw time at DT last year as well. You're in our prayers Tommy. 

The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Such a shame.  Get well soon and hopefully see you for the stretch run.

Class of 2010.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Schutt had surgery yesterday and the Buckeyes did that to make sure he would be in a position to return late in the season. Ohio State may very well move some DL-turned-OL back to DL, but it won't be Billy Price.


Look for Chase Farris to go back to the DL and possibly Ivan Blackman as well.

RedStorm45's picture

I'm assuming J.T. Moore won't be back to the DL?  I saw he was 3rd at TE but with Baugh coming back after a game, that position seems a bit crowded.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

He could, but he wouldn't help the issue at DT anyway. Farris and Blackman are the guys.

sb97's picture

I hate to see anyone get hurt.  I hope he is back and better than ever soon but hopefully the guys behind use the opportunity to show they belong.  I am particularly interested in seeing Chris Carter play after hearing Howard Griffith single him out.
Its strange, I didn't really want Ohio State to honor his scholarship offer after his legal scrape in high school.  Since then, it looks like he has put in the work and kept his nose clean so good for him.

macbraddy's picture

Schutt up!! That sucks. Our youth and depth will both be tested in full force this season. Good thing we have the most capable coaching staff in the country. Next man up!!

Go Bucks!!!

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Joel Hale is hardly ever mentioned, but I believe the staff may lean on him to provide more productivity in Shutt's absence.  Chris Carter will be a gap filler no doubt, but I don't think the staff will be confident in him going more than 25-30 plays.  It's been mentioned that Adolphus may get moved into DT more often now which I believe is a strong possibility.  This will give us a further look at Jamal Marcus on the end which I am intrigued by.  Bosa could definitely get more looks at DT now as well.  I know we only have about 71 scholly players ready for Saturday, but I believe our D-line depth is still good.  Be patient and dilligent during your recovery Schutt.  Buckeye nation is pulling for a speedy recovery.  

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

InHartWeTrust's picture

Staffers or anyone with some knowlegde, any work on Tyquan Lewis at DE?  He def looks the part physically, don't remember hearing much about him in camp though.

BCOM's picture

I live just a few minutes from where he played high school, and he was one of the players I most wanted to see step up this year. Get well and come back bigger, faster, stronger Tommy!

BrewstersMillions's picture

Get back soon big fella.

Nick's picture

Tough news was expecting him to play starter-like minutes this year. Hopefully Carter can keep his weight down and contribute. 

ChazBuckeye's picture

That seriously sucks for Tommy.  He was very impressive when given the opportunity last year.  I hope he's back for later in the season, especially before November 30th.  

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Frankly Scarlet's picture

Do we know what type of fracture? Jones, Spiral, which metatarsal? If he had hardware installed (screws, plates, etc.), he could realistically be out for the year. Boo.  

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JFKBuckeye's picture

I'm excited to see my guy Chris Carter get on the field. Not too many JFK Fighting Eagles have played at this level. Go Fighting Eagles! Go Big Chris! And most importantly go Buckeyes!

MN Buckeye's picture

Damn, tough break for Tommy. Bones in the foot can take a lot of time to fully heal, and I would rather he fully heal than come back too soon.