Ohio State lost a crucial piece of its secondary in the second half against Oregon Saturday.
After suffering an apparent right leg injury in the third quarter, senior safety Josh Proctor was carted off the field at Ohio Stadium with his leg in a flexible cast. Proctor appeared to get rolled up on from behind on a run stop near the end zone, and stayed down on the field thereafter.
Proctor, who started Week 1 against Minnesota, was a game-time decision before kickoff Saturday due to a shoulder injury sustained in the season opener against the Gophers. In Proctor's place, redshirt sophomore Bryson Shaw started Saturday's game at free safety, but the regular Buckeye starter came into the game in the second quarter.
The very next play after Proctor's injury, Oregon scored a touchdown on a five-yard rush by running back Travis Dye, putting the Ducks ahead 28-14 after the extra point with 7:38 to play in the third quarter. It was the third rushing touchdown of the game by Oregon.
Proctor was credited with three total tackles before exiting the game.