Ohio State Defensive Tackle Haskell Garrett Released from Hospital Monday After Being Shot Sunday

By Dan Hope on August 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was discharged from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on Monday after he was injured in a shooting on Sunday, an Ohio State spokesperson confirmed Monday.

In a statement released earlier on Monday, Ohio State coach Ryan Day said Garrett received “excellent care” from the university hospital and that the football program will support him however it can as he recovers from his injuries.

“Haskell Garrett has been receiving excellent care at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for the injuries he received on Sunday. We anticipate he will be released from the Medical Center this morning,” Day said. “On behalf of his family and this football program, we would like to thank all those who have been a part of Haskell’s treatment and we are grateful that he will be heading home today. We will continue to help him and his family any way we can to expedite his recovery.”

Garrett suffered “a through and through gunshot wound to the cheeks on his face,” according to a statement from Columbus Police, who found Garrett at an apartment on East 11th Avenue near Ohio State's campus early Sunday morning after responding to reports of a shooting on Chittenden Avenue.

Columbus Police have not yet identified a suspect or released any additional information about how and why the shooting occurred.

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