Ohio State’s Spring Injury Problem Isn’t as Bad as It Seems

Ohio State has had a tough stretch of injuries this spring, dating back to their Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game and it happens to just about every team at one point or another.

This time, the football gods’ roulette wheel just happened to land on Columbus, Ohio.

Via Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Disptach, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer confirmed Tuesday that tight end Jeff Heuerman will miss the rest of spring practice after having foot surgery for a sprain on Monday.

“It’s six weeks in a cast (and then) boot, and we should have him ready to go full-speed in June,” Meyer said (via The Dispatch).

In a text message to The Dispatch, Heuerman—who finished third on the team last year with 26 receptions and 466 receiving yards—said the procedure was “just minor surgery” and that he would be “back in no time.”

In addition to Heuerman, Ohio State is without quarterback Braxton Miller (shoulder), receiver Evan Spencer (leg) and defensive back Vonn Bell (knee). There are other injuries, of course, but those are the biggest losses.

So how big of a deal is this really? It’s not ideal, that’s for sure. It’s also not as bad as it could be.

Bell, Heuerman, Miller and Spencer should all be back in time for fall practice. Bell could really have used the reps during spring considering the youth in the secondary, but Heuerman, Miller and Spencer are all…

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