The weather finally broke in Ohio, and for the first time this spring, Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes felt the sun on their shoulders as they ran through drills on the outside practice field this week.
It was a short-lived experience, though, as extreme winds forced Ohio State back into the confines of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center midway through Tuesday’s practice.
Under roof or sunshine, however, the Buckeyes kept grinding through spring drills. Here’s the latest news out of Columbus.
Another week of practice produced another significant injury to a key starter.
It was announced on Tuesday that starting tight end Jeff Heuerman would be out for the remainder of spring practice after suffering a foot sprain and undergoing surgery last week.
It was Heuerman’s second injury of the offseason—he broke his nose in a weight-lifting accident in March—but he’s only expected to miss six weeks.
Heuerman joins a long list of walking wounded for the Buckeyes. Braxton Miller hasn’t seen a bit of action as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Vonn Bell went down with an MCL sprain during the team’s first spring practice, an injury that sidelined him until the summer. Two weeks later, Ohio State lost Jalin Marshall for the spring after he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Needless to say, it has been a tough spring on the injury front.
On the field, the Buckeyes are working through some dramatic changes defensively.
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