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:
Everybody please send prayers my way they are greatly needed and appreciated!
— Dylan Thompson (@BRONCODE59) August 9, 2014
Ohio State did not immediately respond to request for comment.