Ohio State offensive lineman Brady Taylor underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Saturday, according to a report in the Catholic Times.

Taylor was the front-runner to be the starting center as a fifth-year senior entering preseason camp, but he was slowed by a knee injury. Left guard Michael Jordan was moved to center and has played well anchoring an effective line.

Taylor had surgery to remove a loose piece of cartilage and repair meniscus, the Catholic Times reported. The Ready graduate hopes to be ready to play in about four weeks.

“I’ll come back and can pretty much play any position on the line,” Taylor told the Catholic Times. “If anything happens, I’ll be there to go in and take care of my job.”

An Ohio State spokesman declined to confirm the surgery.

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