Ohio State will be without top wide receiver Chris Olave, beginning linebacker Baron Browning along with many others for Saturday’s Big Ten tournament against No. 14 Northwestern.
Olave and Browning are one of 22 players Ohio State recorded as out to the name match. Beginning security Marcus Hooker is recorded as a game-time choice. Ohio State doesn’t define the reasons why players miss games, though sources told ESPN the group had added positive COVID-19 evaluations this week one of the gamers and potentially staff.
The fourth-ranked Buckeyes played 23 gamers on Dec. 5 at Michigan State, their latest game. Several beginners who sat out from Michigan State — linebacker Tuf Borland and offensive linemen Josh Myers, Thayer Munford, and Nicholas Petit-Frere — aren’t recorded on Saturday’s status report and are expected to play against Northwestern.
Beginning punter Drue Chrisman is one of the out for the championship match, together with book wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, book-running Steele Chambers, book quarterback Gunnar Hoak, and many others.
Chrisman tweeted he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Big Ten coverage demands some gamers who test positive for COVID-19 to forget no less than 21 days before returning to game action.
Chrisman averages 45.2 yards a week with eight positioned within the opponents’ 20-yard line.
Wide receivers coach Brian Hartline and linebackers coach Al Washington are not training for Ohio State on Saturday.
Both teams cleared Big Ten COVID-19 testing on Friday night after coming in Indianapolis, and Northwestern continued to have no favorable scenarios, according to a source. Northwestern has reported no positive tests among coaches or players all season.