Ohio State’s defense will be forced to play half the season without promising sophomore defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, who broke a bone in his foot, according to Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after practice today backup DL Tommy Schutt should be able to return by midseason (broken bone in foot).
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 29, 2013
“Doggone it, just two days ago, he broke a bone in his foot,” said Meyer. “He had surgery, they stuck a screw in his foot (to hold the broken metatarsal in place), so we’re supposed to get him back midseason.”
Schutt is one of the many talented players Ohio State was planning on using this season to ignite life along the defensive front. The Buckeyes’ revamped defensive line will feature all new starters, and although Schutt was expected to come off the bench, he was sure to see plenty of playing time.
His size—6’3″, 305 pounds—makes him a terrific run stopper, and he’s capable of occupying double-teams. He plays the game with a high motor and is physical at the point of attack.
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