Sources: RB Henderson returns for Ohio State
8:45 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN There’s optimism emerging for Ohio State’s depleted running back room.Ohio State star tailback TreVeyon
Henderson will return for the No. 2 Buckeyes’game at Maryland on Saturday
, sources told ESPN. A foot injury kept Henderson out of last week’s game against Indiana, and the previous game versus Northwestern.The Buckeyes will be without tailback Miyan Williams, sources told ESPN. Williams was carted off the field in the Indiana game with a lower leg injury. But sources informed ESPN that Williams had a strong week of recovery and there’s optimism about his schedule against No. 3 Michigan next week.2 Associated After Williams was injured versus Indiana, Ohio State leaned greatly on freshman tailback Dallan Hayden, who hurried for a career-high 102 lawns.
Hayden is a
appealing player, however the injury to Williams and Henderson’s foot problems cast pessimism over Ohio State’s tailback depth with the Michigan game looming.The return of Henderson, who had a strong week of practice, is an adrenaline shot for the Buckeyes for today and beyond. He hasn’t played given that a dominant fourth quarter in Ohio State’s win at Penn State on
Oct. 29. He scored 2 goals to sustain Ohio State’s comeback, however has been dealing with a sticking around foot issue that likewise forced him to miss the Rutgers game on Oct. 1. Henderson is Ohio State’s most explosive back, as he averages 5.8 backyards per bring and has actually scored 6 touchdowns.Williams has actually become a bruising enhance to Henderson, as he is balancing 6.7 yards per carry with 13 touchdowns scored. He profiles as an essential Big 10 back who is more difficult to take on the chillier the weather.Ohio State beginning right tackle Dawand Jones
is also expected to return at Maryland, according to sources. Jones is a 6-foot-8, 359 pound lineman who is an essential cog in the Ohio State run game and prospective first-or second-day NFL draft pick. Jones missed out on the Indiana game after being identified as a game-time decision.