Urban Meyer announced on his radio show Thursday afternoon that junior defensive end Nick Bosa had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and did not have a timetable on his return.
Ohio State has released a statement on the surgery.
Nick Bosa Has Surgery; Out Indefinitely
Has been regarded as the best player in college football so far this season
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior defensive end Nick Bosa, Ohio State’s 2017 All-American and the reigning Big Ten Conference defensive lineman of the year, had surgery today (Thursday, Sept. 20) to repair a core muscle injury and no timetable has been set for his return. He sustained the injury Saturday during the Buckeyes’ 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Bosa had been playing as well as anyone in the country this season. His 6.0 tackles-for-loss, totaling 43 yards, ranked 10th nationally and were accumulated in only about three halves of football so far. His four quarterback sacks – third-most nationally – included a strip sack of TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson that resulted in a fumble and an Ohio State touchdown in the hard-fought win.
From Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and St. Thomas Aquinas High School, the 6-4, 263-pound Bosa had tied his career high in tackles – five – in two of the three games this season, and he is the Buckeyes’ leading tackler with 14. His two fumble recoveries included one he recovered for a touchdown against Oregon State.
Bosa has played in 30 games during his Ohio State career. His eye-popping statistics are remarkably similar to his brother Joey’s stats through 30 games … with one notable exception. Consider that through 30 games:
§ Joey had 34.5 tackles for loss and Nick has 29.0;
§ Joey had 21.0 quarterback sacks and Nick has 17.5;
§ Joey had two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns and Nick had two and one, respectively; and here’s where it gets interesting:
§ Joey had played 1,616 plays on defense and Nick has only played 996 plays on defense.
Each brother has been named a first-team All-American and a Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year. Joey earned that honor twice in addition to being named the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year.
A Bosa has been on the field for the Buckeyes in 71 of the last 72 games dating back to the start of the 2013 season. The Buckeyes host Tulane Saturday at Ohio Stadium in a 3:30 p.m. contest that will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Hank, Hank, Hank….Bosa is great but that is an insult to rest of the team. We have plenty of talented players and coaches to beat ANYONE, even PSU. Boss definitely a huge loss, but this is THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. We recruit players that can compete against anyone. I look at it this way, other programs have to find ways to play US, even with the loss of ONE of our best players
There’s a reason there’s no timetable for return. We MAY have seen the last of the Bosas in a Buckeye uniform. While like every Buckeye fan I HOPE he’s back as soon as he possibly can be ready, depending on the severity of the repair he MIGHT be out a year, similar to ACL injuries and the like, muscle tears can be relatively slight (J.T.’s knee last year) or rehab of a year or more. I just hope he recovers fully and if he can and chooses to play for the Buckeyes some more then I’m all the happier, but right now my thoughts are with Nick and his family.
well that plain sucks..i hope he heals quickly for his own sake first of course and the team will need him if they want to win a national title…was hoping back for the PSU game but now sounds like hope he is back at least for the msu game…yes our dline is really good but we need Bosa..you don’t lose the best player in college football and not take a hit.
They will not beat Penn St without Bosa.
Probably the dumbest comment I’ve seen on this site in a long long time. Congrats Hank
Slow down with that award! Yes it is a very, very dumb comment but there are soooo many to choose from. Have you heard of James Mills?
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