Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa had surgery on September 20 in Philadelphia, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said at the time that the Buckeyes hoped Bosa could return this season. He is set to be reevaluated in November, but will focus on preparing for the NFL Draft instead of rejoining the Buckeyes.

Ohio State will play its next game this weekend against Purdue.

Ohio State will be without star defensive end Nick Bosa for the rest of the season.

Bosa had surgery to fix an abdominal/groin injury in late September.

As he recovers from a core muscle injury suffered on September 15th against TCU, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa has reportedly made a decision to prioritize preparing for the NFL, ending his college football career halfway into his junior season.

Ohio State's defensive issues just became more concrete. The Buckeyes' next game is against Purdue on October 20.

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Nick's older brother, Joey, himself a former Buckeyes edge rusher, was the No. 3 overall pick in 2016 and signed a four-year rookie deal worth almost $26 million.

A major factor in Nick Bosa's decision is that some draft analysts have projected him to be the No. 1 pick, with the consensus that he will be among the top three selections.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer indicated that he understood those thoughts.

"I was hopeful", Meyer said Tuesday on the Big Ten teleconference, "but I can't say I was that surprised". "He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach".

Bosa was dominating from the start of his Ohio State career.

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