Report: Jalin Marshall Has a Torn Meniscus, Out 4-6 Weeks

By DJ Byrnes on March 19, 2014 at 7:21p

As David Biddle of Bucknuts first reported, Ohio State wide receiver Jalin Marshall has suffered a torn meniscus and is set to have surgery on Friday.

The redshirt freshman and former four-star recruit is expected to be healed in time for fall camp. 

Marshall came to Ohio State after an acclaimed high school career as a quarterback at Middletown. He rushed for a school-record 4,759 career rushing yards, but came to Columbus as a potential deep threat at wide receiver. 

UPDATE 11:49 P.M.: Eleven Warriors can confirm Bucknuts' report. Marshall will miss the rest of spring practice and is scheduled to return for summer drills. 


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DerryKing's picture

Get well soon buddy.

+6 HS
deddy214's picture

Damn another guy who can flat out play goes down. Hoping for a speedy but complete recovery

+8 HS
chemicalwaste's picture

It's just meniscus. If they do a repair it won't be speedy. If the cut out the torn part he'll be fine. I'm willing to bet it's not a repair.

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"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

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Kingbuck12's picture

Well i think we have plenty of other play makers. He will be a beast by fall. Next stud up.   


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Killer nuts's picture

Better now than in fall. Get well Jalin

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

That's not good!  Heal fast!  Get back to 100% by the start of the season!  Best wishes!

Go Buck!!

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Kingbuck12's picture

Was kinda wanting to see him this spring too, but he will be back. 


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WhySoSerious's picture

Got damn.. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

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HilltopHustle's picture

  So it's going to be one of those offseasons? 

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DefendOhio's picture

Not liking his string of luck so far at OSU. Let's hope that these don't continue. 

Kingbuck12's picture

Time for a huge commitment to make the pain go away. 


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Seattle Linga's picture

King - please tell me you know something - that is exactly what we need

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One Bad Buckeye's picture

I would LOVE to get embarrassed by Dontre and the gang....LOL!!!! Every time I see these guys play I wonder how quickly they dust my doors....

I'm no slouch, but I'm 33 years old and WAYYY past my prime...heck, even in my prime I could barely sniff 4.6.  :/

Still, it'd be fun to see first hand, just how ridiculous they are compared to myself.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

FitzBuck's picture

I love how he keeps the student body involved.  It's their team they should enjoy them as much as possible.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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BroJim's picture

Efffff word!

I season my simple food with hunger

FROMTHE18's picture

Wake me when this nightmare of spring football is over. It's been less than 5 practices and already have injuries popping up everywhere. Not to start something but remember all of those cramp issues we had last year? Have to wonder if these injuries are related to the physical training their getting. Either way this is gettin on my nerves. 

m5987usus's picture

Man this straight up sucks, get well jalin


Kingbuck12's picture

I don't know anything Seattle,but boy would that ease the pain. Interesting thoughts on our training regiment. Maybe boot camp is a little too much. 


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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Disappointing but will be a test of his resolve to get back on the field, hopefully stronger than ever.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Seattle Linga's picture

Let's hope he loses no speed or quickness. 

CCatanzaro's picture

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Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.


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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

The team will be fine. I am bummed for Jalin. It takes a lot of maturity for a young adult to weather adversity like this.

DannyBeane's picture

God damn it. The injury gods must hate Jalin for something.  I hope he gets better soon. I feel bad for a player with his ability and skillset getting knocked out of playtime for a concussion and then this? Shit.

syphon2677's picture

Mike D'Andrea all over again

-4 HS
MAJbucksfan's picture

Never fear you "sky is falling" Buckeye fans, the most common reason for people to get a torn meniscus is to stand up out of a chair.  I have had more than one surgery to repair this fun and exciting condition, and it's not too hard to be back at 100% later in a couple months.

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buckeyedude's picture

I'm no physician, but I think it is the most common type of tear and maybe the least serious.



One Bad Buckeye's picture

I'm currently nursing a broken finger....the last knuckle on the middle finger of my left hand got bent completely backwards and destroyed the knuckle.  Ive been wearing this stupid splint for 4 weeks....4 weeks remain.

I thought I had problems, torn meniscus sounds pretty painful. Get well soon buddy!

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One Bad Buckeye's picture
Does anyone else feel like Jalin is posing like he's going to break out into the song made famous by this guy?: 
"Yo-yo-yo-yo, YO, yo-yo yo, yo-yo yo, oh-oh oh-oh OHHHHHHHHHH!" 


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wyatt's picture

We've got too many injury prone athletes on the team.  Doesn't look good.

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2002osubuck's picture

That really sucks. Hope he gets back soon. We need all the playmakers we can get this year.

Seattle Linga's picture

Nice Gif Ohio - Well placed and timed.

chirobuck's picture

It sucks buts not even April yet.....come training camp he'll be running around making plays and all will be well again


^ best post ever ^

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sivaDavis's picture

Derrick Rose thinks Jalin should at least sit out the next 8-10 months.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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buckeyedude's picture

The biggest news I'm taking out of this story: Bow ties are making a come back.



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InvertMyVeer's picture

FUUUUUUUUDGE!!! (Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word)

Football is complicated...

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BuckRock's picture

The problems I forsee:  Young growing men being put through grueling exercise routines. Remember every person's body respondes differently to that type of fitness instruction, some take longer to heal, some may not be use to it, many are overloaded.  Add to the mix cold Ohio winters which creates, tighter less elasitc tendons and cartliage.  Need to take it slower with these young guys , especially early in the year (winter).


My two cents, probably all it's worth!


Go Bucks!!!

Ericgobucks's picture

Certainly something to consider, but it's not like Michigan which has had about 5 torn ACLs this year. I know people who have torn their meniscus stepping off a curb. Sometimes these freak things happen. I have full faith and confidence in Ohio State's training staff and Coach Mariotti. These guys know what they are doing. 

FrontOfficeJT's picture

Saw this kid play as a sr versus St X in Cincy, damn near beat em by himself. He's a playmaker with moves, get well soon Jalin



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BuckeyeJ's picture

Hopefully he will come back stronger. He is one i really am looking forward to watching

Ericgobucks's picture

I hope he doesn't have a career that parallels Mike D'Andrea. After a redshirt and now a torn meniscus. Very unfortunate. I wish you a speedy recovery, Jalin. Time for some good news football gods. 

Barnsey69's picture

Sux, been looking forward to seeing this kid on the field, but at least it's something he can come back from quickly.

Go Bucks!

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BuckeyeinExile's picture

ACLs and meniscus are two very different injuries. I went through a meniscus tear during spring conditioning for football in high school and had my knee scoped, and again with the other knee playing backyard football in college and you are off the crutches in a day or two. If this was in the middle of the season he would be back in a few weeks at the very worse. My brother in law played for Capital and tore his meniscus as well in the middle of the season and missed 1 game. This isn't a big deal, its a comparatively minor injury, the sky is not falling, its a contact sport and injuries happen. To put it in context look at the Detroit Red Wings, they have twelve players injured and are fighting for a playoff spot right now. If they don't get it this will be the first time in two decades they haven't made the playoffs. A meniscus tear in spring football is not the end of the world and it does not mean Mr. Marshall is doomed to be injury prone. I think the comparisons to Mike D'Andrea are extremely premature.

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Ericgobucks's picture

I agree with you. I said I "hope." Momentum is important and this won't help his development with guys like Johnnie Dixon and Curtis Samuel coming in. But let me be clear I was not saying he was Mike D'Andrea. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Get well soon Jalin. I still have high hopes for this kid!

chemicalwaste's picture

Guys, this is not that big of a deal. It's a small surgery, but he'll be fine. Setback, a little, but chill. If any of us were to have this surgery on a Friday, we would be back to work on Monday, assuming 99% of us aren't athletes by trade.

I think the only really memorable (for me) case of an athlete having problems with meniscectomy was Curtis Martin, but that was because he tore his so much that eventually he had none left in his knees. I hate to imagine how painful his knees are today with bone on bone all day, everyday.

YoungBUCK14's picture

Mickey knows what hes doing with these boys



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