Columbus collectively held its breath late in the game as Justin Fields lay on the turf of Ohio Stadium with an apparent injury in the closing moments of Ohio State's 28-17 win over Penn State.
But the anxiety was short-lived. After a few moments on the turf with trainers at his side, Fields got up under his own power and jogged to the sidelines, to a loud ovation from the home crowd. Fields came back in the game four plays later as Ohio State iced the game in victory formation.
It was a scare, but Ohio State head coach Ryan Day believes his quarterback will be okay.
“I think he’s fine," Day told Fox on the broadcast after the game. "He jumped up. He’s a tough kid, he took a tough shot there. Not what we wanted, but he’s a tough kid.”
Day said in his postgame press conference that Fields is “good” and praised his quarterback's toughness, as he has many times this year.
“He's a warrior,” Day said. “I'm telling you, he's tough. He ran the ball today. He extended plays on third down. Heart of a lion. I love that kid. He's tough.”
After the win over Penn State, the Buckeyes now head up to Ann Arbor for a rivalry matchup with Michigan.