Report: Ezekiel Elliott Fully Cleared to Practice

By Patrick Maks on August 19, 2014 at 4:25p

On a day where Ohio State lost its most valuable player in senior quarterback Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes got a potential starter fully healthy again. 

According to Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott has been fully cleared to practice after undergoing wrist surgery two Saturdays ago.  

Ezekiel, who rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns last season, is projected to start for coach Urban Meyer's squad when it opens the season against Navy Aug. 30. 


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Phillips.449's picture

YAY Good news!  Should be a gray box just because! That is a flipping fast recovery!

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MauricXe's picture

I hope he is ready to be a star. we are gonna need him more than ever!

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THE's picture

He is. EzE is the next great Buckeye back. 

Dude is gonna ball so hard. 

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

Thanks for some good news!

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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Barnsey69's picture

"Cleared" is a dirty word.

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buckeyedexter's picture

I hope it wasn't by the same doctor who cleared Braxton.

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dwcbuckeye's picture

Not worried about being " cleared" Just wondering is he is considered 100 percent. ..

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Vinsaniti's picture

EzE gonna do great things this year. Good news like this is always good, but even better on a day like today.

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OrangeDot3083's picture

I don’t care what the good news is I’ll take it all right now!!

osu07asu10's picture

This is great news. I couldn't take another body blow...

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SuperBuckFan08's picture

Hey look, there's a beam of light in this dark times. Barrett just has to get the ball out of his hands and into EZE's and the skill guys around him and we will be fine. 

Because I couldn't go for three.   -Woody-

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

Hip!  Hip!  Hurray!  Good news finally.

Bucksfan70's picture

whoohooo! good news for a change!

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

apack614's picture

Wait is he actually cleared though?

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

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Well at least we have this.

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

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Earle's picture

Please just shut it down for a while if you have any "unexpected soreness"

Snarkies gonna snark. 

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USMC11917's picture

After all of the "Don't worry Buckeye nation, you know I'm good" talk from everyone abroad, I can't allow myself to get too elated. Hoping for enough time for him to fully recover, not just cleared to remove the cast and run on the treadmill. Quote me as being cautiously optimistic.

mh277907's picture

He better not be '100%'


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Dread's picture

Beat me to the punch.

funtubs's picture

He's dope, bro.

BuckeyeMike74's picture

That OSU medical center is amazing!  Bones go from broken to healed in 10 days!!!

DC-town's picture

We have the depth at RB, Don't rush it EZE...

Get used to the concept of an 8-man box

'Piss excellence' -RB

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USArmyBuckeye's picture

That won't last long once J.T. starts lighting up the short and intermediate passing game and our crazy athletic receivers break free for some big YAC.

Snipes299's picture

Good news?!! woohoo... now I wonder how well Braxton can throw left handed?

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osu_killernuts's picture

As much of a fan as I am of EzE, I have a feeling that backfield will be a 3 headed monster this year with EzE, Rod and Dunn getting the carries in a 50/25/25ish split.  Before Dunn was in the dog house last year, he got some decent PT and carries as a freshman, he is my sleeper pick to shine in the Buckeye backfield this year.

Regardless, great news that EzE is cleared, and hopefully full go!

Hate is a strong word.  I hate ESecPN almost as much as I hate the whole SEC conference which is a close second to TTUN.

thatlillefty's picture

Let's take it easy just to be safe.

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countrybuckeye's picture

you know I saw what you did right there ... Amen

"Momma told me there would be days like this."

Dread's picture

Yeah but is he 100%.

Montana silver bullet's picture

Some of Navy's D-lineman aren't much bigger than Rod Smith. I hope Urbs soften em up with Rod n Brionte at first before letting Eze run wild. Actually, if we don't need him, save him for Va Tech----

Montana Silver Bullet

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Good. He is ready to be a world beater. Eze just gave some good news to an entire fan base.

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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