Nick Bosa will not return to Ohio State this season, as he has decided to withdraw from school to focus on rehabbing his injury and training for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Bosa suffered a core muscle injury during Ohio State's game against TCU on Sept. 15 and has been sidelined ever since. He was originally expected to be re-evaluated in November, but Urban Meyer said on Monday he would meet with doctors this week and that he was "hopeful" Bosa would return this season.
On Tuesday, however, Ohio State announced that Bosa's time with the team was over.
“I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us,” Urban Meyer said in a release. “I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach.”
The Columbus Dispatch first reported the news.
Through three games, Bosa was a defensive force for the Buckeyes, totaling four sacks, six tackles for loss and 14 total tackles while also recovering a fumble for a touchdown and forcing a fumble resulting in a touchdown.
Before the injury, Bosa was considered a lock to be top-5 selection in the 2019 draft, and was projected by many to be the No. 1 overall pick.
The Bosa family is expected to release a statement on Nick's decision this afternoon.