Thayer Munford Leaves Game for Ohio State with Apparent Leg Injury in First Half Against Tulsa

By Griffin Strom on September 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm
Thayer Munford.

After suffering an apparent leg injury in the first quarter, Thayer Munford left Ohio State's matchup with Tulsa Saturday and was carted off the field.

Munford, a fifth-year senior and fourth-year starter for Ohio State, went down after a third down run play to TreVeyon Henderson, and needed assistance from two trainers to limp off to the sideline. Munford went straight to the medical tent, but was subsequently taken off the field entirely.

Following the game, Ryan Day said Munford's injury "doesn't look long-term."

The Buckeyes were already down a projected starter on the offensive line when junior center Harry Miller was listed as unavailable for the third straight game to start the 2021 season.

Munford switched from left tackle, where he started the past three seasons for the Buckeyes, to left guard this offseason as Dawand Jones earned a starting role at right tackle. Fourth-year tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere stepped into Munford's spot on the left side.

The Ohio State offensive line gave up just one sack in the first two games of the season, but had the fewest rushing yards under Ryan Day as head coach against Oregon last week, with 128.

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