Demetrius Knox will miss Ohio State's spring practices after suffering a broken foot, sources told Eleven Warriors Thursday afternoon.
Knox is expected to be in be a boot and crutches for six weeks and won't be able to run for 10 weeks.
Knox, a talented 6-foot-3, 308-pound freshman guard, was expected to compete for playing time on the team's offensive line. He came to Columbus from Fort Worth, Texas, as one of the nation's top recruits, but took a redshirt season during Ohio State's 2014 campaign.
The Buckeyes, who captured the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, open spring ball on Tuesday.