It looks like Ohio State football will have its star quarterback for the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin, but possibly with some limitations.
J.T. Barrett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday and is expected to be ready to play in the Championship game on Saturday, according to Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch. Ohio State did not confirm the report.
Ohio State football: Barrett had surgery Sunday, should play Saturday https://t.co/ff7jvvE8Ck
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) November 30, 2017
Barrett went down during the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan last weekend, apparently due to a run in with a cameraman on the sidelines. After playing into the third quarter, Barrett exited the game and was replaced by backup Dwayne Haskins. Urban Meyer was livid after the game, likely for good reason.
The injury was reportedly a meniscus issue that had to be popped back into place. Hopefully the issue is fixed with the surgery, but who knows if Barrett will be 100 percent come Saturday. It might not even matter, considering the toughness of the player we’re dealing with.