Ohio State football sees share of injured players against Toledo Rockets

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State is short-handed as it takes on Toledo in the third game of the 2022 season.

While both Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming both played for the Buckeyes after coming in as game-time decisions, a fair share of Buckeye players have been sidelined due to apparent injuries.

Here's a look at which players have received limited playing time against the Rockets.

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Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson sits after first drive

TreVeyon Henderson was at the center of the Buckeyes' offense in their first drive of the game, carrying the football four times for 19 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown.

But the sophomore running back left for the locker room shortly after the first drive with Ohio State trainers, later returning to the sideline without his helmet.

Henderson did not receive a snap for the rest of the first half.

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CB Cameron Brown goes to locker room after apparent injury in second quarter

A depleted Ohio State secondary became even more depleted in the second quarter.

Redshirt senior Cameron Brown exited the field with Ohio State trainers in the second quarter and was replaced by Jakailin Johnson opposite Denzel Burke at cornerback.

Ohio State were also without cornerbacks Jaylen Johnson and Jordan Hancock, leaving Jakailin Johnson, Jyaire Brown and Ryan Turner as the only cornerbacks available.

Ohio State added Tanner McCalister, Josh Proctor to its unavailability list prior to kickoff

Ohio State came into Saturday night's game without defensive end Omari Abor, wide receiver Kamryn Babb, safety Jantzen Dunn, linebacker Mitchell Melton, defensive lineman Zach Prater, running back Evan Pryor and tight end Joe Royer, along with Hancock and Jaylen Johnson.

Before kickoff, the Buckeyes added two more to the list, as both safeties Josh Proctor and Tanner McCalister were not dressed and standing on the sideline during warmups.

Proctor was replaced in the starting lineup by Lathan Ransom, while Cameron Martinez took over McCalister's slot duties.

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