Ohio State redshirt guard Demetrius Knox will likely miss the remainder of the season with a broken foot, according to a report from Eric Seger of elevenwarriors.com.
Knox had surgery Friday morning to repair the foot, according to the report. An Ohio State spokesmen did not confirm the report, but Landof10.com sources have confirmed the injury and informed Land of 10 that the lineman will miss at least 7-8 weeks and that it could be more. The injury happened in a recent Ohio State practice.
Knox suffered a broken foot – the same foot – in the spring of 2015 that cost him all of spring practice last year.
The injury is a blow to the Buckeyes’ depth along the offensive line, as they had already lost JUCO transfer Malcolm Pridgeon for the year with a knee injury at the beginning of fall camp.
Knox had played in all three games for the Buckeyes thus far, but was not a starter. He had been a backup at guard and saw time on special teams. But his loss is another big blow to an offensive line unit that already lists depth as its biggest concern.
The 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman from Fort Worth, Texas, played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He was a 4-star recruit and the No. 5 offensive guard in the 2014 class out of All Saints Episcopal.