One of the biggest goals for any college football team going through spring practice is to avoid suffering any serious injuries.
Unfortunately for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes, they couldn’t escape the spring without suffering a loss.
According to Austin Ward of ESPN.com, backup offensive guard Antonio Underwood suffered an ACL tear in practice last week and will miss the entire 2013 season.
Personnel note: Reserve offensive lineman Antonio Underwood tore his ACL last week. Meyer said he’d been having good spring.— Austin Ward (@BuckeyesBeat) April 2, 2013
Even though Underwood wasn’t expected to start this year, losing the 300-pound guard is a significant blow to a team that is looking to build depth in the trenches.
Ohio State does return four starers to its offensive line this year: left tackle Jack Mewhort, left guard Andrew Norwell, center Corey Linsley and right guard Marcus Hall. That group helped Ohio State average over 242 rushing…
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