Dylan Thompson Out For 2-3 Months With Fractured Kneecap

By Patrick Maks on August 11, 2014 at 9:37p

Ohio State freshman defensive lineman Dylan Thompson will miss 2-3 months with a fractured kneecap, sources told Eleven Warriors Monday night.

Thompson sustained the injury last week during practice. Surgery was an option to repair the damage, but he ultimately opted against it.

Thompson, one of the nation's top recruits out of Lombard, Ill., made 60 tackles, 35 tackles-for-loss and a school-record 17 sacks during his senior year at Montini Catholic. He garnered Suburban Christian Conference lineman of the year honors and was a Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette first-team All-State selection.  

He tweeted this Friday night and was seen on crutches during the team's Media Day Sunday afternoon: 

Ohio State did not immediately respond to request for comment. 


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DerryKing's picture

Poor guy. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

kiester's picture

Not a lot of great news coming out today. A grey box would be really nice right now ;)

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nfischer's picture

If bleacher report is correct your wish will soon be granted.

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saltybuck61's picture

That was unusually prophetic.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Way to go Kiester! Nice prediction.

On a more serious note, there has been a lot of bad news lately. Ball had a hurt foot, zeke's broken wrist, Berger's acl tear, Dylan's broken kneecap, Braxton's 'sore' shoulder... Ugh, terrible to hear as a fan, but has to be worse on the players. Here's to a healthy rest of camp and speedy recovery to all who may be injured. Good luck to all.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Floyd Stahl's picture

I just noticed your name. Did you play football at West Jefferson?

mtrotb's picture

Wow, this sucks.  Two true frosh out for season.  Keep the FAITH Dylan.  Probably would have redshirted anyways.  Get strong and have a good 4 years.


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Killer nuts's picture

Tough day on the injury front, get healthy soon young Buckeyes

Homey1970's picture

Is Rob Dibble playing for the A's?

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buckeyes7222's picture

You can't call the Angels the A's because there's another baseball team called the A's. Just sayin

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Myc24's picture

Hopefully the we're getting the injury bug out of the way in the pre-season.
Heal up Dylan! Wishing you the best. 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

FloridaBuck's picture

Wtf man. This injury bug needs to stop.  

awlinBrutus's picture

just last week urban was talking about how dehydration is a factor in injuries, mainly soft tissue injuries which makes sense. he spent a couple days with the eagles and chip Kelly, observing their medical staff and dieticians I guess. seemed like last year we had a lot of injuries. the way he talked the nfl spends mad money on nutrition and training. this was on the cowherd show.


Mean Mr Mustard's picture

Interesting.  I would think that they would have to be hydrated days prior

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Get well kid. You have a lot of people pulling for you.

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

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Poison nuts's picture
Injury bug...
Get well young man.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Obviously they will be granted a medical redshirt. Sucks they will miss valuable practice reps that a normal redshirt would grant them. 

Question - can they receive a med redshirt and a did not play-style redshirt? 

gridironguy's picture

Our D-line depth gets weaker every other day it seems. I am still confident in Johnson though. 

"Print is dead"

Knarcisi's picture

I think he's actually needing to go play QB for the Colts.

Seriously, heal up Dylan. Lots of football left in your career. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Come on now - get better young man - thoughts and prayers to you Dylan

whiskeyjuice's picture

Can't take it. And we have like 3 weeks before the season starts. I'm starting to scared checking this site for updates. (I'm going to go hide under the covers).

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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MN Buckeye's picture

Hey, sh*t happens. I am very sorry that it happened to young Mr. Thompson. Let's get well and strong and be ready for the future.

ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Jabba1977's picture

I hope this injury bug stops,like right now!!


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hit_the_couch's picture

How does one fracture a kneecap, did he take a helmet to it?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

JohnnyKozmo's picture

My thoughts exactly, and also OUCH!!

Pain don't hurt-Dalton

Zimmy07's picture

You miss a Student Loan payment.

Hovenaut's picture

Damn. Best wishes to Dylan Thompson towards a quick recovery, keep your head up.

Injury bug...that's enough from you, door is this way.

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apack614's picture

Best wishes Dylan! Be thankful that since it had to happen it was this year and not your senior year you've got 4 left buddy so don't get down on yourself! Go Bucks!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

Ouch!  Best wishes to you Dylan.  The prayers of Buckeye Nation are with you.  The good Lord never gives you any more than you can handle, and I believe that you will handle this just fine.

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SilverBullet-98's picture

Let's go live hitting for 2 weeks and who ever is not on crutches or cast will be first team, ok?????

WTH !!!!!!!!!!! Enough with the injuries already!!!!!

"The Past Builds the Future"

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DenBuck's picture

Heal up, Dylan!

Buckeye For Life

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BTBuckeye's picture

That's a bummer. Get well Dylan you freakin' beast of nature!

HattanBuck85's picture

Go well, big man! Looks most likely to redshirt, I'm guessing. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

BeatTTUN's picture

Get well Dude

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

Grayskullsession's picture

I think I am obligated to post this with every injury article:


If only I could find a way to imbed it.

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

bakerjon's picture

2 injury reports in the same day

"You do what I cannot do. I do what you cannot do. Together we do great things"