The injury bug bit Ohio State's 2016 football team once again Friday morning when Eleven Warriors broke the story of offensive guard Demetrius Knox breaking his foot, which will sideline him for eight weeks.
Though calamity has yet to strike the team to the tune of losing its starting quarterback, there's no denying injuries are taking their toll on the depth of Urban Meyer's team.
And while Dante Booker, Tracy Sprinkle and Sean Nuernberger are the only starters to miss time, these injures could have ramifications as Ohio State plays nine conference games in the next nine weeks before, hopefully, entering the postseason.
Here's where the injury report stands, with the most up-to-date information we have:
|DONOVAN MUNGER||DT||BLOOD CLOTS||CAREER|
|CAM BURROWS||S||BROKEN FOOT||SEASON|
|JUSTIN HILLIARD||LB||TORN BICEPS||SEASON|
|TRACY SPRINKLE||DT||TORN PATELLA TENDON||SEASON|
|DARIUS SLADE||DE||RUPTURED ACHILLES||SEASON|
|MALCOLM PRIDGEON||OL||KNEE||3 MONTHS|
|DEMETRIUS KNOX||OL||BROKEN FOOT||8 WEEKS|
|K.J. HILL||WR||HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN||3-4 WEEKS|
|DANTE BOOKER||LB||MCL SPRAIN||WEEK-TO-WEEK|
|NOAH BROWN||WR||SORE LEG||PLAYING|
|COREY SMITH||WR||FRACTURED WRIST||PLAYING|
|DONTRE WILSON||WR||SORE FOOT||PLAYING|
Though the university has yet to announce anything, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Kevin Feder has been on crutches almost the entire year.
If this seems like an abnormally high number this early in the season, it is, but not by much.
Let's look injuries between July and September of the past four years.
The biggest injury to bite Ohio State early in the 2015 campaign happened in fall camp when wide receiver Noah Brown fractured his leg, which cost him his season. Running back Mike Weber also tore his meniscus, which sidelined him for a month and ultimately led to him redshirting.
Wide receiver Torrance Gibson, quarterback Joe Burrows and defensive tackle Joel Hale all missed stretches of fall camp while rehabbing minor injuries. A foot injury sidelined Dontre Wilson through most of camp and the season. Rehab from hamstring surgery complicated cornerback Marshon Lattimore's return, causing him to miss the first third of the season.
Linebacker Darron Lee missed most of the Western Michigan game after getting leg-whipped. Wide receiver Parris Campbell left the Northern Illinois game with a bruised knee.
Wide receiver Johnnie Dixon made one reception before knee troubles sidelined him for the season.
The biggest injury of the year happened, obviously, when two-time Silver Football winner Braxton Miller tore the labrum of his throwing shoulder, causing him to miss the entire season.
Dixon, then a blue-chip freshman out of Florida, missed the entire campaign due to tendonitis in both his knees.
Lattimore, then a blue-chip freshman out of Cleveland, missed the entire season after undergoing hamstring surgery in August.
Defensive tackle Dylan Thompson fractured his kneecap in camp and missed the season, as did linebacker Kyle Berger when he tore his ACL for the second time in two years.
A foot injury slowed the start to tight end Jeff Heuerman's season.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott underwent wrist surgery in August but played through it, as did center Jacoby Boren after he suffered an ankle injury.
Defensive tackle Tommy Schutt broke his foot late in fall camp and missed two months.
Wide receiver James Clark suffered an ankle injury against Florida A&M that caused him to miss the entire season.
Miller sprained his MCL, which led to backup Kenny Guiton lighting up California in Berkely during his first career start.
Running back Jordan Hall stepped on a piece of glass while walking his dog, which caused him to miss 10 weeks, which cost him most of training camp and the start of his senior season.
Running back Carlos Hyde suffered a knee injury against Central Florida that led to him being carted off the field. He played in Ohio State's win over Michigan State the following week.