Ohio State right guard Demetrius Knox will miss the Big Ten championship game against Northwestern, and likely any bowl games, with an injury to his left foot.
Coach Urban Meyer said it was a Lisfranc injury, which likely will end the fifth-year senior’s Ohio State career.
“He’s out,” Meyer said Sunday on a teleconference to preview the Big Ten title game. “It’s a tough injury. He’s done so much for this team in his career here. It’s a tough loss for us. We have to regroup.”
Knox was injured on the last play from scrimmage against Michigan on Saturday before Ohio State took a knee for the final two snaps in its 62-39 victory. He left the field on a cart, giving the O-H sign along the way.
The Lisfranc joint is at the point in which the metatarsal bones that lead to the toes connects with the tarsal bones in the foot’s arch. A Lisfranc injury can be a sprain, fracture or dislocation.
Wyatt Davis, a redshirt freshman from California, will replace Knox, Meyer said. Davis has impressed in recent weeks and has seen increasing action, especially in goal-line situations.
Meyer described Davis’ potential as “unlimited.”
“He’s that good of a person. He’s from great people, which is a great place to start," Meyer said. "He’s a tough guy. Those are all characteristics of players who have nice careers here.”
Knox became a starter early last year after Branden Bowen was injured. Knox was part of a superb performance by Ohio State’s offensive line against Michigan.