Sources: Safety Marshon Lattimore to Undergo Surgery

By Patrick Maks on August 26, 2014 at 6:20p
Ohio State freshman safety Marshon Lattimore will go under the knife Wednesday.

UPDATE 6:49 Lattimore confirmed our report via his Twitter account:

Ohio State freshman cornerback Marshon Lattimore is set for surgery Wednesday for a lower leg injury, sources told Eleven Warriors Tuesday night.

Lattimore was expected to compete with Eli Apple and Gareon Conley for playing time at cornerback. He missed time early in the team's training camp with a minor injury.

Lattimore came to Columbus as one of the nation's top recruits out of Glenville High School in Cleveland. 

Ohio State did not immediately respond to request for comment.


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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

Sad face 

Stay the course 

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jedkat's picture

Get well Youngin'

I'm tired of typing 'get well'

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buckeyedude's picture

Damn. What's up with the injuries? This needs to stop.



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whiskeyjuice's picture

Seems like I feel that way at the end of the off season every year.

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

My2Sons's picture

Wow !  You would think the guys were playing football or something.  Nobody even seems to know what the problem is.  He may only be out a week or so.  Relax, guys.

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DCBuckeye33's picture

I'm no doctor but one week after a leg surgery seems unlikely


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cinserious's picture

He may only be out a week or so.  Relax, guys.

After Braxton's 'minor' (first) shoulder surgery we relaxed and look where that got us...

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Byaaaahhh's picture

Yeah, cuz if we had worried on this internet forum, he wouldn't have reinjured it, right?

(By the way, I'm just kidding around, so don't take this too seriously please)

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cinserious's picture

call it superstition lol!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Buckeye Knight's picture

The hits keep coming. Get well young man! Ready for this season to start, bring the juice!

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THE's picture

You gotta be shitting me. 

We need this injury cloud to float back to Iowa. 

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zenshade's picture

Guys must have been wondering what it would be like to play tailback for the Hawkeyes.

bakerjon's picture

Redshirt likely for him. Sad to hear it. Get well soon!

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

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Vinsaniti's picture

This hurts another buckeye down. Get well brother!

osupolo's picture

Ok, no more Buckeye surgeries this season, at very least this week. 

Get well Marshon, hope to see you on the field this season. 

Any word on expected recovery time? 

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northwest_buckeye's picture

Good grief.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

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QBYBuckeye's picture

Sorry to hear this.  I was looking forward to seeing him on special teams and more.

New York Buckeye

bucks15's picture

If there's anything positive from this it sounds like he didn't get his black stripe removed because of injury, not performance.  

Get well Marshon! 

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Grayskullsession's picture

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

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OH1O State's picture

My boss HATES this website...

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FitzBuck's picture

It's more likely he hates employees that look at the site during work hours....or a UM alum.  If it's the second one please continue to view as much as possible.  Viva larésistance!!!!! 

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

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BeatTTUN's picture

Get well Dude

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

Habu71's picture

Get well Marshon, looking forward to seeing you on the field. 

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DefendYoungstown's picture

WTF is going on this year with all these injuries?? Are these guys competing this hard and this it the result???

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

904buckeye's picture

This is the same thing i was thinking. I know we are going to be well prepared for games if they are practicing this hard. As Michael Jordan said the practice was harder than the games!


swainpm's picture

Hopefully this is the last of the injury parade. Brax, Berger , Lattimore, EzE, did I forget anyone?

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Bucksfan70's picture

damn... that sucks.

almost speechless...

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

KBonay's picture

Opposite of awesome. Wanted to see this kid go. 

MikeTheBuckeye's picture

Bummer for Marshon. One of the biggest commitments of the Dream 14. Luckily the cornerback position is rich with young talent, otherwise I would seriously be losing my mind. Let's hope this injury bug ends in a hurry.

OSUBias's picture

So much for our depth, JFC. This training camp has more serious injuries than any I can remember. Elliot wrist surgery, Miller, Berger, Lattimore...did I miss anyone?

Hope he is well sooner rather than later. Bummer. 

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

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Faded Trey's picture

did I miss anyone?

Dylan Thompson. 

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OSUBias's picture

Eff, yeah forgot him. 

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

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OSUBias's picture

Double eff. Geez

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

tussey's picture

Well he isn't supposed to be out for the year, but yea he is trying to come back from one

63tinman's picture

What's with the surgery bug? Back when I was a boy, we'd just rub a little dirt on it and walk it off.  Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery, young man.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Wow, talk about an injury filled camp. Terrible news. Get well soon, Mr. Lattimore.

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

bucks4nuts's picture

Was he going to play ?

"To The House"

Urbz4President's picture

Lattimore, Miller and Elliott. Are there any other "big" injuries I'm missing? Other than Heuerman still being tender from surgery earlier in the year. By the numbers, its been a pretty healthy camp. Unfortunately, the few injuries that have actually occurred have been sustained by some highly talented individuals. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Berger too, though he was probably going to redshirt. But I think you're right -- having the biggest name on the team get hurt might be skewing folks' ideas of how many injuries we're having. All fans think their team is being uniquely banged up.

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

From what players have been saying, it sounds like UFM's practices are as physical and demanding as actual games! The upside, of course, is that most teams play the way they practice. The Romans employed that philosophy to mold their Legions into elite, disciplined, professional warriors ("Their drills are bloodless battles; their battles bloody drills" - Flavius Josephus). Pete Carroll also is a big believer in intense, competitive, physical training (as a matter of fact, I believe I saw/heard something about the Seahawks getting fined by the NFL for having practices that are too physical).

The downside, of course, is injuries.

Unfortunately, the few injuries that have actually occurred have bee sustained by some highly talented individuals.

Very true. However, with the kids Urban has been recruiting, almost all the players are "highly talented"! I'm not sure I've seen so much talent that could be playing on Sundays since some of Cooper's hauls.

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Urbz4President's picture

Love all of your points here. I suppose that I could have used different wording in regard to my "highly talented" description of the injured players. I concur that they all are highly talented, I suppose a better term would have been "high profile."

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Humbuck's picture

Elliot is full contact and ready to go without a cast.  His injury was relatively minor, as far as one requiring surgery goes. 

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awlinBrutus's picture

well Devan Bogard tore his acl twice I believe, the same knee. Don't forget Urban visited Chip Kelly and the Eagles about soft tissue injuries and their hi tech sports medicine program. I just don't remember the number of soft tissue injuries under Tressel to make a comparison. A lot of injuries the last 2 years. Urban will figure it out.


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BuckeyeSouth's picture

Get well soon, Marshon.

Champions.  Undisputed.  

apack614's picture

Get well brother!

Is it just a surgery bug or is the tempo turned up that much this year for camp?

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

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

Hang in there Marshon.  Now's the time to learn, learn and learn some more. You'll be ready then.

PittBuckeye's picture

Any reports on how serious it is? I mean the term "surgery" doesn't always mean a long term deal. Any shot this is very very minor surgery?

312Buckeye's picture

Will be anxious to hear what the "lower leg injury" really is.  Haven't hear his name mentioned much at all from Urban during camp.  Wonder how long he's been out.

bigbluebuckeye's picture

Is it just me, or does it seem like the ol "injury bug" is biting harder and more often this season?

Our honor defend we will fight to the end for OHIO!

awlinBrutus's picture

last season was way worse imo. @ the orange bowl we had only like 55 players on scholarship that were available after red shirts, injuries and dismissals and suspensions. we pretty much played with a comparable roster to PSUck last year.


Hovenaut's picture

I hate this part of the game...f you injuries.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery Marshon.

Myc24's picture

Now we know how Northwestern and Maryland must've felt... :/

Get well soon fella. 

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

Buckeye1004's picture

Hopefully, he's getting a mole removed or maybe an ingrown hair.  Too optimistic?

osupolo's picture

Seem like guys are getting injured every other day in practice. Hence reason number 5,486 I can't wait until game day.

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wyatt's picture

This is part of football.  Red shirt year and come back stronger next year.

Braxton2Devin's picture

I think someone in the OSU staff needs to be held accountable for this. Way too many injuries. Something's not right

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LouBuck35's picture

All due respect, but you are reaching here. Young adults who are strong and fast playing a contact sport. I'd be concerned if there weren't any injuries to be honest.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Huh? Players get banged up and injured its part of the game.

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SOF_Buckeye's picture

Life's tough; no need to always look to point fingers.

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

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swainpm's picture

BraxtoDevin I understand where you are coming from, but when you look at the # of injuries and type/player history its not that unprecedented. Brax had prior shoulder issues, Berger had a prior knee injury (>chance of reinjury if not rehabbed proper), Zeke had a minor wrist deal, Lattimore (prior history of irritation with his hammy), and I don't about Thompson. If these injuries were without history AND greater in number since Mick/Urbs arrived then it would be interesting to discuss. However, I would bet most football teams lose 2-4 before the start of the season. Be nice if we had stats to check.

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Whats the injury? how serious?

chirobuck's picture

To be honest I saw him red shirting this year anyways, ive seen him play a handful of times and I like his potential but I don't think he was ready for big ten football yet, of course the last thing I want is for him to get hurt but if this was smith or webb I would be a lot more upset....I think they are ready for big time ball and expect them both to make an immediate impact.........just my humble opinion


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Dmac3212's picture

I saw him contributing more this year than Webb. 

chirobuck's picture

Also......SAFTEY marathon lattimore? What position does he play?


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AZBuckeyePhan's picture

Actually it's spelled SAFETY and ML plays CB NOT Safety

chirobuck's picture

haha oops, missed that one......but why is the title of the article listing him as a SAFETY, has he worked with both?


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Seattle Linga's picture

Bounce back quickly young lad - we'll need you

robobuck's picture

Get well soon dude! you're headed for great things... just an idea; maybe have them remove that 'stache while you're under the knife!

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

JSTANBUX25's picture

Right!??  LOL!

How Firm Thy Friendship...O-HI-O

Jabba1977's picture

This injury crap needs to stop!!We have had way to many injuries this year!!Hopefully during the regular season the injuries stop!!


BeijingBucks's picture

hate it.  every year.  imagine the dread/thrill the parents must feel with their boys rolling out there every day.

at least 2 a days are done.  those just scream 'break me!'

go beast or go home!  no sleep til navy!

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awlinBrutus's picture

I assume they are practicing on the same type field turf that's in the shoe, right? seems like an awful lot of injuries the last 2 years. I don't remember that many serious injuries in games.


nikolajz1's picture

The practice in camp on the Ackerman Field which is a shitty uneven grass field. Makes no sense that you wouldnt practice on the same stuff in the Shoe but whatever. I'm sure Urban knows what he is doing. 

FROMTHE18's picture

Offseason is so horrible to OSU. 

JSTANBUX25's picture

Yeah...especially this one!  Hopefully we're past the "injury" phase and we can focus on putting a hurtin' on all those other teams we face this season.

How Firm Thy Friendship...O-HI-O

Zimmy07's picture


hoping the surgery goes well, Marshon.

Mella's picture

I've got an inside source....torn hamstring  definitely out for the year

Zimmy07's picture

Are you being serious?

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

I'm uncomfortable with how little we know about this.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

jamesrbrown322's picture

Wow. Not again!

You know, an uneventful offseason would be nice now and again. I hope that this is nothing too serious. At least he has a redshirt that he can use, rehab, and get back to 100% to compete in 2015. Hoping for a quick recovery for him!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Mella's picture

From what I've been told it's been his hamstring thats has kept him out most of summer.  Turned out to be worse than originally thought.

Taking a medical redshirt.

Zimmy07's picture

I was kind of hoping you didn't know what you were talking about.  Good info, bummer, though.

Idaho Helga's picture

Get well soon young man!

buckeye phi's picture

One of the cool things about this site - all the "get well soon" wishes from so many nice people.  Makes one proud to be a Buckeye.

Echoing the thought that these injuries may be due to a particularly competitive camp.  Fortunately that may also translate into a deeper, better team.

This may end up being a really special season -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers