Ohio State football wide receiver Garrett Wilson set to return against Purdue after missing game
Ohio State star wide receiver Garrett Wilson is set to return against Purdue on Saturday afternoon after missing last week’s game at Nebraska with an undisclosed injury.
He was not among the 15 players who were listed as unavailable on the Buckeyes’ pregame status report and participated in practices throughout the week.
Coach Ryan Day did not elaborate much on Wilson’s progression, but said on Thursday that he had gone through “a good week of practice.”
Before he was sidelined for the first time in his three seasons with the Buckeyes, Wilson had been Ohio State's leading receiver with 43 catches for 687 and six touchdowns through eight games. Slot receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba since overtook him for the designation after hauling in a school-record 15 passes for 240 yards.
Sophomore Julian Fleming started in place of Wilson against the Cornhuskers and caught two passes for 22 yards.
Defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, who has been banged up this season and appeared in a season-low 12 snaps at Nebraska, according to Pro Football Focus, is also available.
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The Buckeyes will be thinner on depth in the backfield with backup running back Master Teague sidelined.
Teague missed two consecutive games with an undisclosed injury before returning at Nebraska and picking up a pair of carries for eight yards.
Without Teague and Marcus Crowley, who is sidelined with a long-term injury, Ohio State will have only three available scholarship running backs.
Toby Wilson is also out, along with fellow reserve offensive lineman Harry Miller who is missing his fourth consecutive game.