Ohio State senior running back Jordan Hall will be out the next 10 weeks following foot surgery this past Friday.
According to a statement released by the OSU department of athletics, Hall accidentally suffered a cut to the bottom of his right foot while walking in grass Wednesday.
“This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said in the release. “He’s handling things well, though. He’ll be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he’ll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that.”
Meyer called Hall his top playmaker after the Buckeyes’ Spring Game on April 21 and is listed as the No. 1 running back on OSU’s first depth chart following spring ball.
OSU running backs coach Stan Drayton said Hall made strides in his maturity and growing as a leader during the offseason.
“I’ve seen an unbelievable change,” Drayton said. “The leadership and the toughness, both in the weight room and on the field, that was already there, but he’s taken it to another level.”
In his career as a Buckeye, Hall has so far totaled 817 rushing yards and five touchdowns in addition to 21 receptions for 202 yards and four touchdowns.