Ohio State Backup Quarterback Joe Burrow Breaks Bone in Throwing Hand

Justin Hilliard Joe Burrow Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State Football

Ohio State has issued a release revealing that backup quarterback candidate Joe Burrow has suffered an injury. The release reads in part as follows.

“Ohio State sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow had surgery yesterday – Tuesday, Aug. 22 – on his right hand to repair a broken bone and will be sidelined indefinitely. Burrow sustained the injury during practice on Monday. The surgery was performed at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.”

Burrow, a redshirt sophomore from The Plains, Ohio, has been locked in a close competition with redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins to be J.T. Barrett’s backup. The injury means that Haskins will most likely be the backup for the season opener against Indiana. True freshman quarterback Tate Martell will back up Haskins.

5 Responses

  1. That sucks–I think he would have been the back-up..praying he heals quickly for his own sake.

  2. That isn’t how I wanted this issue to be resolved. However, it’s always good to have a number of back ups though!

  3. This really sucks for Joe. It’s like he’s snakebit or something. It is almost surely the end of his OSU career.

    1. This will not end his career if it was a fourth or fifth finger digit bone or th same in a fourth or fifth metacarpal bone. Nothing was said about a wrist for if that was so on his right hand, that would put him out for quite a long time. Any other of the carpals will heal quicker and take less time to heal. So more details would be necessary to know the extent of t his injury. My guess is that he’ll be back no later than mid-season. Sorry to hear about Joe, he’s a good guy and a very good player! He’ll be missed until he gets back.

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