Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade will miss the remainder of his freshman season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn lower abdomen muscle on Friday afternoon, sources tell Eleven Warriors.
Wade, a five-star prospect from Jacksonville's Trinity Christian, enrolled in classes in January in hopes of competing for one of the two starting cornerback spots vacated by NFL Draft picks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, but initially suffered the injury during spring practices. Not knowing the extent, he tried to play through the pain as the Buckeyes began the 2017 season.
The pain flared and Wade was given a plasma injection to help speed up the healing process following the loss to Oklahoma. He returned to practice a few weeks later, but it was later revealed he still had a small "micro tear" in his abdomen.
On Friday, doctors installed a wire mesh — similar to that used during hernia repairs — to help the healing process.
Wade will miss the remainder of the season and will be redshirted.