RB Carlos Hyde should take over Ohio State’s backfield after Jordan Hall is sidelined in freak accident.
COLUMBUS, Ohio –In a case of never knowing where danger lies, Ohio State RB Jordan Hall will be out of the saddle for 10 weeks.
Hall severely cut his foot last week after walking in grass outside of his home in Columbus.
“This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man,” OSU head coach Urban Meyer said. “He’s handling things well, though. He’ll be in a non- weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he’ll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that.”
When Meyer took over the program Hall was one of the players that he mentioned by name as a standout.
The senior had surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
There is speculation that Hall could be out for as long the first quarter of the season.
This probably suits junior Carlos Hyde just fine. Last season Hyde threw an infamous mini-tantrum on Twitter in regards to his lack of playing time.
To his credit, Hyde quickly deleted the Tweets but as this happens Hyde will assumingly make the most of his opportunity to rise to the top of the Buckeye’s depth chart.
Last season Hyde turned 106 attempts into 566 yards and six touchdowns.
Hyde is a powerful runner that finishes each attempt with a thump. Obviously, Meyer prefers quick, shifty playmakers that can jut in and out of tight spaces in a hurry.
The challenge for Meyer now becomes how he will adapt his attack to suit the best available back on his roster.
Hyde can burn in space once he gets in space and has proven that when given the load he can put a group on his back.
If there was ever a time for him to assert himself, it would be now.