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Buckeyes’ projected starting RB undergoes wrist surgery

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The bad news is that the presumptive heir apparent to Carlos Hyde has reportedly undergone surgery.  The good news is that it’s not expected to cost him much practice time, let alone any games.

Citing a source close to the situation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Ezekiel Elliott underwent surgery on an injured wrist Saturday morning.  The running back suffered a fracture in his wrist during practice at some point this past week, with a pin being inserted to help the healing process.

Despite that, Elliot is expected be back participating in practice this coming Thursday.

The school has yet to address any injury Elliott may have incurred, for what it’s worth.

Last season as a true freshman, Elliott rushed for 262 yards — averaging 8.7 yards per carry — and a pair of touchdowns.  With the departures of Hyde and Jordan Hall, the 6-0, 225-pound Elliott, a four-star member of OSU’s 2013 recruiting class, is expected to take over as the Buckeyes’ lead back.

UPDATED 1:11 p.m. ET:  Ohio State released the following statement addressing Elliott’s health.

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had surgery on his left wrist this morning at the OSU Medical Center East for a minor injury incurred at practice on Friday. Elliott, from St. Louis, Mo., and Burroughs High School, rejoined the team in time for lunch today. He will continue to attend practice and work on conditioning with a full return to the fields expected around the middle of next week.

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26 Responses to “Buckeyes’ projected starting RB undergoes wrist surgery”
  1. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 9, 2014 11:19 AM

    He broke his wrist slapping his girlfriend

  2. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:33 PM


    He broke his wrist being elbow high in your mom.

  3. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:59 PM

    Where’s Larry Olah when you need him?

  4. madtownthrowdown says: Aug 9, 2014 1:05 PM

    I bet Jim Tressel was behind this. I finally understand the saying “don’t mess with the vest”

  5. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:08 PM

    Lol. Yeah everyone has surgery for a minor injury. I know the truth is so hard to tell and talk about at Suckeye State. I have never witnessed a bigger bunch of intelectually deficient liars and scumbags in my life.

  6. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:22 PM

    That’s not true. Your Browns are worse lol. Look at your owner-Pilot J. Your all time legend Bernie Kosar lol what a joke. Jim Brown beats up women. Modell did you a favor for three years.

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:45 PM


    Yeah Haslem is a liar and scumbag too. But Suckeye State is worse.

  8. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:49 PM


    Obviously you like either michigan or a Mac team being from Cleveland lol

  9. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:52 PM

    Bernie Kosar is better than any Suckeye State QB. Art Schlister hes a class act, Greg Oden hes classy, matt Wilhelm who i know for a fact took cash in envelopes while playing at Ohio State, #79 your a hole OLineman from last year hes a class act. Jim Tressel hes classy, Terrell Pryor and tattoo gate, Sprinkle the newest thug a Thug U, Urban Liar, yeah hes classy and always tells the truth.

    Yeah you are right Jrs45, the Browns are worse, lmao heres a $1 go buy a clue doosh.

  10. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    But but but what about Kosar the drunk slurring loser and Brown the woman beater????

  11. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:54 PM

    And you are obviously a fat hillbilly from Columbus lmao.

  12. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:55 PM

    LoL Canton buddy. Living in Florida.

  13. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:56 PM

    O and how could i forgot felon Mo Clarrett lmao.

  14. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:56 PM

    Gerard warren, William green, Josh Gordon ring a bell. And those weren’t college kids.

  15. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    Lol same difference a fat hillbilly from Canton. Lol

  16. tross16 says: Aug 9, 2014 4:01 PM

    Noah brown

  17. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 4:34 PM

    Mistake by the lake. No Championships since 64 lol

  18. barkleyblows says: Aug 9, 2014 6:14 PM

    I see the douche bag clownsstillsuck is back out. Any clowns fan talking crap is laughable. Must be a lechoke fan also?

    Douche bag!

  19. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 6:45 PM


    I’d like to know who his college team is. Probably ScUm or Akron.

  20. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 9:21 PM

    My favorite team is anyone playing Suckeye State.

    Lol the Zippies. Nice try moron

  21. jrs45 says: Aug 9, 2014 11:04 PM

    Claim who you like then loser. Notice how I say “like” and not graduated. We all know you graduated from a C.C. Do you bus tables or pick up trash???

  22. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 10, 2014 6:01 AM

    Johnny! Johnny! Who’s your QB Suckeye State? Lmao. Braxton Miller couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. All your QB’S suck at Ohio State. There’s this concept in football called passing Suckeye State, why don’t you scrubs ever find a good passing QB?

  23. jrs45 says: Aug 10, 2014 8:04 AM

    And you guys still lost in typical Cleveland fashion. Lmao!

  24. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 10, 2014 4:00 PM

    @ brownsmakemecrazy:

    How did I know that you would put up a posting on this article? It’s easy! You are the most hateful troll on CFT. I, and others, have asked what college team you support. As always, you refuse to answer.
    You now have my permission to climb back into your hole and think of some ignorant response.

  25. waynefontes says: Aug 11, 2014 9:39 AM

    Wow, 24 comments on a story about wrist surgery.

    Not an OSU fan, but I’m glad that the surgery went well.

  26. fmax0724 says: Aug 13, 2014 11:40 AM

    Rod Gerald was a good quaterback at OSU.

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