It appears Ohio State may be without redshirt freshman linebacker Justin Hilliard for the remainder of the 2016 season.
The Cincinnati St. Xavier product – a 5-star prospect out of high school – missed the winter and spring with a torn bicep in his right arm and according to sources, he’s now suffered a similar injury to his left arm. Hilliard played in the Buckeyes big 45-24 at Oklahoma.
On Friday, Hilliard posted a photo of himself in a wheelchair in what appeared to be a sling on his left arm.
Can't lie I'm hurt, but head up and looking forward to killin this rehab for the next 6 months.… https://t.co/IRokTYPmwe
— Justin Hilliard (@JHilliard47) September 23, 2016
Hilliard has played mostly on special teams for the Buckeyes, but with starting linebacker Dante Booker missing the past two games, depth is starting to get thin at the position for Ohio State.