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Ohio State offensive lineman Demetrius Knox out eight weeks with broken foot

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Demetrius Knox suffered a broken foot in practice. He will miss several months. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern Photographer

Demetrius Knox suffered a broken foot in practice and had surgery on Friday. He will miss eight weeks. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern Photographer

The Ohio State football team has been struck with numerous injuries this season, raising questions about the team’s depth. On Friday, an OSU spokesman confirmed for The Lantern that OSU redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Demetrius Knox had surgery and will be out approximately eight week.

Eleven Warriors was the first to report the initial story.

Knox was listed as the backup right guard to redshirt junior Billy Price heading into Saturday’s game against Rutgers.

Knox is the second offensive lineman for the Buckeyes to go down with injury after junior-college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon suffered a knee injury in fall camp that is expected to sideline him at least until November.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Knox was a four-star prospect in the 2014 recruiting class from Fort Worth, Texas, and saw time for the Buckeyes in the Bowling Green and Tulsa games this season.

Knox broke his foot in February 2015, which forced him to miss all of 2015 spring practice.

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