While the Buckeyes were crushing Penn State’s season last weekend, their best player was about 200 miles away working to get back to them.
Junior defensive end Nick Bosa is rehabbing at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.
Last week, Bosa had surgery for a lower abdominal muscle tear.
Over the weekend, Bosa began doing ladder drills – albeit much slower than normal.
The post on Twitter that shows Bosa rehabbing says that he can start jogging around 10 days following his operation. That should happen some time this week.
His exact time table to return to the field is still unclear, but Urban Meyer provided some insight before the Penn State game.
“We’ve already had those discussions a little bit,” Meyer said last Monday. “But that’s down the road when he becomes healthy again. You can’t ask for a better family and people.
“I don’t want to paraphrase John and Cheryl Bosa, but as they said, ‘we trust our children to this program.’ And we will continue to do so. And so those conversations will be had, but absolutely. Not that you treat anybody different than another player. I want to make sure that’s clear. But that’s a real conversation that we’re going to have.”
You can watch video of Bosa rehabbing below.
Nick Bosa @ 1 week post op from bilateral core muscle repair already in the agility ladder!
Nick can start jogging around 10 days post op if he’s feeling up for it. Go Nick Go! @nbsmallerbear #OhioStateFootball @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/GSb2RTU5mi
— M Bodell (@BodellMelissa) October 1, 2018