Ohio State might have delivered a message Saturday night with a road win at Michigan State, but the Buckeyes saw one player suffer an injury that likely will keep him out for the rest of the regular season. H-back Dontre Wilson broke his foot in the victory in East Lansing. After playing through the game with the injury, Wilson reportedly underwent surgery on Sunday to repair the foot. The injury was first reported by Eleven Warriors.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer confirmed the injury on Monday when meeting with the media. Wilson caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in the game before knowing the extent of the injury. The sophomore has been listed as co-starters at H-back for the Buckeyes along with freshman Jalin Marshall. With Wilson out for an undetermined amount of time, it would be likely to see Marshall take on the bulk of the responsibility at the position. Noah Brown, a freshman, would be the most likely back-up if needed.
Wilson is third on Ohio State’s roster with 300 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns and 100 rushing yards this season. Marshall has been counted on for 157 receiving yards and two touchdowns as well as 107 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Marshall is more than capable of making up for the loss of Wilson for however long he is needed.