Ohio State backup quarterback Joe Burrow will miss the start of the season after breaking a bone in his throwing hand, an Ohio State spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.
Burrow, a redshirt sophomore from Athens, Ohio, had been competing for the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart in fall camp. Burrow, who suffered the injury in practice on Monday, had surgery on Tuesday at OSU's Wexner Medical Center and is sidelined indefinitely.
Thanks everybody for reaching out. I shall be back
— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) August 23, 2017
A four-star recruit out of Athens High School, Burrow saw his first on-field action for the Buckeyes last season, when he completed 22 of 28 passing attempts for 226 yards and two touchdowns in backup duty.
With Burrow sidelined, redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins is in line to begin the season as J.T. Barrett's primary backup. True freshman Tate Martell will likely begin the season as the third-string quarterback, though he could still be a candidate to redshirt.