Ohio State Running Back TreVeyon Henderson to Undergo Foot Surgery, Will Not Play in College Football Playoff

By Dan Hope on December 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm
TreVeyon Henderson

TreVeyon Henderson’s sophomore season is over.

The Ohio State running back will not play in the College Football Playoff due to a foot injury he’s been battling for the majority of the 2022 season, Henderson confirmed Tuesday on Twitter.

Henderson told the Columbus Dispatch that he will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments and a broken bone in his foot.

“I have to have surgery on my foot because it's gotten that bad since the third game,” Henderson told The Dispatch. “I’ve just been making it worse going back out there.”

“It’s real painful. I barely practiced all season. I went through a bunch of different cleats to try to push through it, but the pain was crazy. I really don’t know how I was able to push through it in the games I did play in. I just tried to do the best I can.”

Henderson initially suffered the injury during Ohio State’s third game of the season against Toledo. He returned to play in five of the Buckeyes’ final nine games but was never fully healthy.

“I was never at 100%,” Henderson told the Dispatch.

Henderson finishes his sophomore season with only 571 yards and six touchdowns on 107 carries. By comparison, Henderson ran for 1,255 yards and 15 touchdowns on 184 carries as a true freshman.

Without Henderson, Ohio State’s running back rotation will likely consist of some combination of Miyan Williams, Dallan Hayden and Chip Trayanum when the Buckeyes play Georgia in the Peach Bowl. Williams is also working his way back to health after he suffered an ankle sprain in the Buckeyes’ third-to-last game of the regular season against Indiana, but was healthy enough to play against Michigan, albeit in a limited capacity.

Ohio State will now be without two of its most prominent offensive players in the CFP as wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba announced last week that he will not play in the CFP due to his ongoing recovery from a hamstring injury. Unlike Smith-Njigba, who is entering the 2023 NFL draft, Henderson is expected to be back at Ohio State next season as he is not NFL draft-eligible.

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