Ohio State star wrestler Kyle Snyder advanced to the 2017 NCAA wrestling semifinals at 285 pounds, but he may have suffered an injury to his ribs.
Snyder, who won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, apparently injured the left side of his rib cage in his match Friday in St. Louis. ESPN’s Quint Kessenich reported on the apparent injury.
“All I can tell you is that Kyle was very much in pain, the left side of his rib cage,” ESPN’s Quint Kessenich said during the broadcast. “He, the training staff and the coaching staff disappeared into the bowels of the Scottrade Center. I did see their assistant coach J Jaggers and others afterwards.
“The body language and facial expressions is not good. Snyder appeared to be in severe pain. I would say this is an extremely significant injury going forward in this tournament.”
Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder advances to 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships semifinals
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Snyder beat Michael Kroells of Minnesota by a 13-7 decision. He’s scheduled to meet Jacob Kasper from Duke in the semifinals. The semifinals are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. from St. Louis.
At 285, Ty Waltz of Virginia Tech and Connor Medbery of Wisconsin meet in the other semifinal.