Sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow broke a bone in his throwing hand during practice Monday and is out at least the next 4-6 weeks, reports Land of 10. The injury puts sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins in as the clear-cut backup to J.T. Barrett during the first leg of the season. Haskins and Burrow both shined in a close competition for the backup role this fall, and Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson is optimistic Haskins is ready, “Both (Burrow and Haskins were) moving in a great direction, they were both standouts in every scrimmage. Just like the spring game, they were very, very comparable. And so, one guy gets a little bit more reps right now, does he take advantage of the opportunity?” Eleven Warriors with more from Wilson on how Burrow’s injury could impact the offense.
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- Safety, guard spots remain up for grabs, Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – August 23
- How will Kevin Wilson change Ohio State’s offense this season?, Matt Tamanini, Land-Grant Holy Land – August 23
- Predicting what J.T. Barrett’s 2017 season will look like, Cleveland.com – August 23