Sophomore linebacker Conner Crowell and freshman offensive lineman Joey O'Connor are leaving the team per a statement released by Ohio State:
Crowell, who has had two surgeries while at Ohio State for a previous injury that occurred while in high school, will not be medically cleared to play by the OSU medical staff. O’Connor, who red-shirted the 2012 season, has requested a transfer to be closer to home.
Crowell suffered a broken leg as a high school senior and then underwent two surgeries at Ohio State. His football career looks to be over.
O'Connor, originally a Penn State commit before the Sandusky scandal blew up, earned a redshirt after surgery on his left knee in September and is looking for a fresh start closer to home.
We wish both players the best of luck.