Cade Stover Leaves Peach Bowl Injured After Hurdling Defender

By Garrick Hodge on December 31, 2022 at 9:26 pm
Cade Stover

Ohio State tight end Cade Stover has left Saturday's Peach Bowl with an injury after hurdling Georgia's Chris Smith late in the first quarter.

After the play, Stover was evaluated by Ohio State's medical staff in the medical tent on the sidelines. With 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Stover walked off the field and into the locker room. He has yet to return to the contest. His 7-yard reception that resulted in the injury was his lone catch of the first quarter. 

Ohio State's tight end depth is already relatively thin, as backup Gee Scott Jr. was listed as a game-time decision entering the night. In Ohio State's goal line package that resulted in its second touchdown of the night, Sam Hart and Joe Royer both received reps offensively. 

At halftime, Ryan Day told Matt Andrews of 97.1 The Fan that he believes Cade Stover is done for the day. After the first series of the second half, ESPN's Holly Rowe reported Stover was taken to the local hospital for back spasms. Ohio State confirmed the report, saying Stover was brought to the hospital for precautionary reasons. 

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