Ohio State's offensive line suffered a blow Saturday, when university medical staff carted starting guard Branden Bowen off the field following a left leg injury in the first quarter against Maryland.
Sources tell Eleven Warriors Bowen fractured both his tibia and fibula and will miss the rest of the season.
Teammates come out onto the field to give their best to Branden Bowen as he is helped onto the cart by the athletic training staff.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) October 7, 2017
Ohio State right guard Branden Bowen lifts helmet in the air and waves to the crowd as he is carted off the field, air cast on his left leg.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) October 7, 2017
Redshirt sophomore Matthew Burrell replaced Bowen at right guard.
After leaving the field, Bowen thanked fans for the support and said he'd be in surgery Friday:
I'll be alright everybody. I appreciate all the support. Go Bucks!— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) October 7, 2017
Going into surgery at 8. @katelindsey will keep you all updated. I love all yall! Thank you for all of the love and support. I will be back!— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) October 7, 2017