The news was released over the weekend that projected Ohio State Buckeyes starting running back Ezekiel Elliott needed to undergo surgery on a broken wrist that he suffered recently. Now we’re learning more about how the injury happened.
We’re also learning about how touch Elliott actually is.
At Media Day on Sunday, Elliott revealed that he suffered the minor break in practice, and he ended up playing through it.
“I hurt it on a jump ball. I went up to catch a ball and I ended up landing on it funny,” he said Sunday during the team’s annual Media Day.
“It happened pretty early in practice, I ended up finishing practice with it and then I couldn’t really squeeze my hand, it started swelling up. So I got X-rays.”
Despite the injury and the surgery that was needed on Saturday to fix it, Elliott is expected to be ready to go by the time the Buckeyes step onto the field for the opener against Navy on August 30.
Elliott is no doubt frustrated by the setback, but he’s also smart enough to realize that it could have been a lot worse.
“It’s definitely frustrating but I’m just happy that I can get back so fast,” he said. “It could’ve been a lot worse.”