Ohio State Cornerback Sevyn Banks, Wide Receiver Kamryn Babb Unavailable for Remainder of Spring Practices Due to Injuries

By Dan Hope on April 1, 2021 at 3:46 pm
Sevyn Banks and Kamryn Babb

Another pair of Ohio State players have been added to the injured list for the remainder of the spring, including the Buckeyes' projected top cornerback.

Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks and wide receiver Kamryn Babb are both unavailable for the remainder of spring practices, an Ohio State spokesperson confirmed Thursday after Bucknuts’ Patrick Murphy first reported Banks and Babb were sidelined by injuries.

Ohio State does not confirm the specific nature of player injuries.

Banks' absence leaves Ohio State without two of its top candidates to start at outside cornerback for the remainder of the spring, as Cameron Brown is also still recovering from the torn Achilles he suffered last offseason.

That should lead to more reps for less experienced cornerbacks like Tyreke Johnson, Lejond Cavazos, Ryan Watts, Cameron Martinez and Denzel Burke, but also deprives Banks of a crucial opportunity to develop his game and increases the uncertainty Ohio State will have about its secondary coming out of spring.

For Babb, it's yet another injury setback in an Ohio State career that's been full of them, as he missed the entirety of his first two seasons at Ohio State with torn ACLs. While Ohio State has more than enough depth at wide receiver to survive an injury at that position, Babb likely needed a strong spring to break his way into the rotation, with Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming all back from last year's rotation and Gee Scott Jr., Jayden Ballard, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka also pushing for playing time.

Banks and Babb join a list of Buckeyes sidelined by injuries this spring that also includes Brown, defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, linebacker Dallas Gant, center Harry Miller and safety Kourt Williams.

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