TreVeyon Henderson, a top running back for Ohio State, will miss the College Football Playoff and need foot surgery.
Henderson informed the Columbus Dispatch that he has been playing with a terrible fracture along with a torn ligament on his left foot, and also, the sophomore has been ever since in and out of the lineup since September when he sustained the injury.
Henderson told The Dispatch, “I need surgery on my foot because it has grown so terrible after the third game.” Going back outside has just exacerbated the situation. Henderson claims he injured his left foot during a touchdown run against Toledo on September 17 and was “never at 100 percent” for the remainder of the season.
Henderson said, “It hurts terribly.” “I scarcely practiced during the whole season. I went through a variety of cleats in an attempt to push past the agony, but it was insane. I honestly do not know how I was able to play the games that I did. I just attempted to do my best.”
Henderson concluded the regular season as the No. 4 Buckeyes’ second-leading runner with 571 yards and six touchdowns in only eight games. After setting a new Ohio State first-year student with a record of 19 total touchdowns (15 running, four receiving) and winning multiple Freshman All-America accolades in 2021, Henderson’s injury concerns have been a disheartening development for a highly anticipated second season.
With a whopping 817 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season, junior Miyan Williams has emerged as the leading running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes in Henderson’s absence. Late in the season, even he faced injury concerns, forcing Ohio State to resort to its third and even fourth choice at the position.
Dallan Hayden had two 100-yard outings in November, and with Henderson officially out of the postseason lineup, he will probably be prepared for a more prominent role against Georgia’s formidable defense.