It's been a bad afternoon for injuries in the NFL, and several former Ohio State players were impacted.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell were both carted off the field with knee injuries early in their games on Sunday afternoon, while Denver Broncos defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones also left with a knee injury and Colts safety Malik Hooker left with an Achilles injury.
Bosa was ruled out for the rest of the game following this play, and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that Bosa “most likely” tore his ACL, which means his second NFL season is likely over after just two games.
Nick Bosa gets upended and immediately grabs at his knee. pic.twitter.com/qSL5UMrIkQ— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) September 20, 2020
Hooker's injury could also be season-ending. Per Stephen Holder of The Athletic and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Hooker is feared to have a torn Achilles, though he will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
Campbell's injury also look serious when it happened, but it appears he avoided the worst-case scenario, as Rapoport reported Sunday that Campbell did not tear his ACL, though he will also have an MRI on Monday to determine his prognosis.
Jones was ruled out for the day after suffering his knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Broncos' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it is not yet clear what the extent of his injury was.
Former Ohio State center Corey Linsley also left the Green Bay Packers' game against the Detroit Lions after suffering a hand injury, though the severity of his injury is also unclear, as he was not officially ruled out of returning to the game.
Bosa, Campbell and Jones are all in their second NFL seasons after concluding their Ohio State careers in 2018. Hooker is in his fourth season, while Linsley is in his seventh.