Freshman Mike Weber was earning rave reviews during the early portions of Ohio State fall camp for his bruising running style, but his movement up the depth chart is currently on hold.
Weber is out 3-4 weeks with a torn meniscus, sources told Eleven Warriors Monday night. He has surgery scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Minor setback for a major comeback ...God got plans man— Mike Weber (@mikeweber25) August 18, 2015
Weber was looking to compete for backup snaps at running back with Bri'onte Dunn and others behind starter Ezekiel Elliott, but his rapid ascension appears to be paused for at least a few weeks.
The Detroit product was quickly nicknamed “Baby ‘Los” by his teammates, due to a style that evoked images of former Buckeye great Carlos Hyde. Like Hyde, who suffered a knee sprain early in the 2012 season, Weber will need to bounce back.
Ohio State did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday evening.