Ezekiel Elliott Misses Saturday Morning Practice After Undergoing Wrist Surgery

By Patrick Maks on August 9, 2014 at 10:57a

UPDATE, 12:40 p.m. Ohio State confirms Ari Wasserman of cleveland.com's report that Elliott underwent surgery on his left hand this morning:

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had surgery on his left wrist this morning at the OSU Medical Center East for a minor injury incurred at practice on Friday. Elliott, from St. Louis, Mo., and Burroughs High School, rejoined thte team in time for lunch today. He will continue to attend practice and work on conditioning with a full return to the fields expected around the middle of next week.

Ohio State sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott missed Saturday morning's practice with a wrist injury. He's expected to rejoin the team for its afternoon session, according to a team spokesman who also added Elliott "will be fine." 

Elliott, who's worked with the first-team offense so far this fall camp, was replaced mostly with senior running back Rod Smith.

Head coach Urban Meyer, though, has hinted Elliott will be the team's starting running back when it opens up the season against Navy Aug. 30 in Baltimore.

The Buckeyes, which moved into their team hotel Thursday morning, started two-a-days this morning at its off-site campground at Ackerman Field. 

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