first_imgA closeup of an ohio state football helmet.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)No. 6 Ohio State is facing their first road test of the season against the Indiana Hoosiers. Both teams are looking to start out Big Ten play with a big win. The Buckeyes have dominated the series history.Midway through the first quarter, one of Ohio State’s defensive backs left the game with an apparent injury. Cornerback Jeff Okudah walked off the field under his own power, but was clearly shaken up by something.After two drives of nothing, IU’s offense has awakened. Jeff Okudah is the injured Buckeye but he has walked off the field.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 14, 2019Cameron Brown replaced him for the duration of the series. On the following series though, Okudah returned to the game. It looks like the talented player didn’t suffer anything serious. Okudah came to Ohio State as a five-star prospect in the 2017 class. He was the eighth-best overall and No. 1 cornerback prospect in the country.Entering his junior year in 2019, he’s already played in 27 career games. He’s expected to be one of Ohio State’s defensive and team leaders in 2019. NFL scouts are already keeping an eye on Okudah as well.Many are expecting the highly talented defensive back to be a first round draft pick whenever he declares. It’s easy to see the talent on the field. Early on versus the Hoosiers, he had a huge hit on an Indiana WR. Even the fans in Bloomington reacted to the big play.For now, it appears Okudah is just fine. Stay tuned for any further updates.last_img

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