Corey Smith

Buckeye Down: WR Corey Smith done for the year

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Ohio State’s offense has been up and down when trying to throw the football, and today it lost another receiver for the rest of the season. Corey Smith will miss the rest of the 2015 season after being carted off the field with a leg injury in Ohio State’s road win at Indiana on Saturday.

On Monday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said the injury suffered by Smith was similar in nature to the one that sidelined another starting Buckeyes wide receiver, Noah Brown, before the start of the season. Brown injured his left leg in training camp. The nature of the injury was never confirmed but was believed to be a broken leg.

He had a similar injury to Noah Brown,” Meyer said. “And one of my favorite players, a guy that’s been through a lot in his life, certainly a lot here, but my heart bleeds for that guy and so do the rest of our team, a kid that really spills it — was on all special teams for us, played really, really hard. From what I understand there’s a chance we can get one more year back. We’re going to see what happens.”

Smith appeared in four games after serving a one-game suspension at the start of the season. In those four games, Smith caught five passes for 62 yards. He had been listed behind Michael Thomas on the Ohio State depth chart. Thomas is Ohio State’s leading receiver with 292 yards and four touchdowns. Now Ohio State is starting to become a bit thin at receiver.