Knocked out in Ohio State’s season-opening game against Akron with a knee injury, defensive end Nathan Williams will also miss all of spring practices for the Buckeyes as well.
The school confirmed today that Williams will be sidelined for the spring as he continues to recover from knee surgery that cost the senior all of the 2011 season. The announcement isn’t a complete surprise, but spring is almost always a time of limited depth and having Williams back would have been nice for the Buckeyes.
Still, no need to rush Williams back, as the redshirt senior should be available by the time fall camp rolls around.
As a junior in 2010, Williams was seventh on the team in tackles (46), grabbed an interception and recovered two fumbles.