Ohio State is starting a new chapter under their new head coach Urban Meyer and he was quick to single out running back Jordan Hall as one of the potential playmakers for next season.
Well, he might have to start looking elsewhere for the time being as Hall will be out up to 10 weeks after undergoing surgery for a cut on the bottom of his right foot. The senior running back, who is listed at the top of the depth chart, was walking in the grass outside of his home in Columbus when he cut his foot and now it will sideline him for almost two months.
Last season Hall ran the ball 99 times for 405 yards and two touchdowns but was one of the few players that Meyer had praise for during spring practices and the spring game. Now Meyer will have to look towards junior Carlos Hyde, sophomore Rod Smith and true freshman Bri’onte Dunn to step up in his absence and earn some playing time.
With an injury like Hall suffered it will be interesting to see how quickly he can recover. The Buckeyes open fall camp in about five weeks so he will obviously miss the start of practices but, depending on his recovery, will not likely miss any games.
Freak injuries like this happen every now and then to top athletes and it’s a shame to see it happen. Hopefully Hall can recover and be just as effective as he was before the injury because you don’t want to see something like this hinder a player’s career.