After suffering a lower core muscle injury during Ohio State’s game against TCU on Sept. 15th, Nick Bosa has been on the sideline. Fans have been waiting for his return as Bosa was a leader of the Buckeye defense, and an electrifying player to watch.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said he believed that Bosa would be re-evaluated this week, with the anticipation of Bosa being able to return to the field in the next week or two.
On Tuesday morning, Bosa announced that he would forgo his return to playing for Ohio State. Through three games, Bosa was a defensive force for the Buckeyes, totaling four sacks, six tackles for loss and 14 total tackles while also recovering a fumble for a touchdown and forcing a fumble resulting in a touchdown.
Urban Meyer said in a statement to the Columbus Dispatch, “I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us,” Meyer added,. “I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach.”
Before the injury, Bosa was considered a lock to be top-5 selection in the 2019 draft, and was projected by many to be the No. 1 overall pick.
The Bosa family is expected to release a statement on Nick’s decision this afternoon.