Austin Mack Could Miss the Remainder of the Season After Undergoing Surgery on His Foot

By Kevin Harrish on October 23, 2018 at 10:46 am
Austin Mack could miss the rest of the season.

Ohio State could be down one of its starting wide receivers for the remainder of the season after Austin Mack had surgery on Monday to address an injury to his left foot he sustained during Saturday's loss to Purdue.

An Ohio State spokesman said Mack is out indefinitely after the procedure on his foot, but Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten Teleconference that there's a chance that he could return for a bowl game.

"That's a big loss," Meyer said Tuesday.

The expected recovery time is six to eight weeks, according to Austin Ward of Lettermen Row, who first reported the news.

This season, Mack has 26 receptions for 331 yards and a touchdown and has served as Ohio State's starting receiver at the X position, playing a team-high 346 snaps.

In his absence, Binjimen Victor will likely slide into the starting role, while Jaylen Harris could also be a candidate for playing time at the position.

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