Oct 26, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs with the ball as Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Evan Schwan (94) defends at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 63-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott undergoes wrist surgery Saturday

With Carlos Hyde now off to the NFL, the starting running back position is now in the hands of sophomore Ezekiel Elliott. However, just a few weeks before the 2014 season is about to get underway, Elliott suffered a minor setback as he underwent surgery for a minor fracture in his left wrist.

Cleveland.com was the first to report the news.

Ohio State sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott underwent surgery for a fracture in his left wrist early Saturday morning, a source close to the situation told cleveland.com.

The source told cleveland.com that the fracture is minor and Elliott had a pin inserted. He’s expected back in practice on Thursday, though contact could be limited.

Well that’s certainly good news that Elliott will be back with his teammates on Thursday, although limited.

Now the only thing that will have to be monitored closely is the strength in that wrist when he does get back to full contact. A lot of being able to carry the ball depends on the wrist strength, and although Elliot is right-handed, he will be switching the ball to the left when running down the field.

All we can hope for right now is that he makes a quick recovery and he gets that wrist back to full strength as soon as possible.

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