Kerry Coombs Says Ohio State Cornerback Gareon Conley is '100 Percent,' Will Play Saturday Against Rutgers

By Tim Shoemaker on September 28, 2016 at 7:32 pm
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley will play Saturday vs. Rutgers.

Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said Wednesday star defensive back Gareon Conley is healthy after leaving the game against Oklahoma two weeks ago with a stinger and that Conley will play Saturday when Ohio State hosts Rutgers.

"Fantastic. He is 100 percent," Coombs said. "Good to go."

Conley left the Buckeyes' 45-24 win over the Sooners in the second quarter with what was described as "an upper body injury" and did not return. It was later ruled he had a stinger in his left arm.

Following the game, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said he anticipated Conley would be fine and that removing Conley from the game was strictly precautionary.

The Buckeyes did not play last Saturday so Conley has had nearly two weeks to rest his injury. It appears that was plenty of time for the redshirt junior corner.

"He was good during the game," fellow cornerback Marshon Lattimore said Wednesday after practice. "He said he could have played, but he's good."

So far on the season the All-Big Ten candidate has six total tackles and one interception with a pair of pass breakups. He is part of a secondary that is tied for fourth in the country with nine interceptions. Ohio State has returned four of those picks for touchdowns.

The Buckeyes host Rutgers at noon Saturday.

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