Ohio State football: Buckeyes will be missing key player in Peach Bowl

The Ohio State football team has to get better in the run game. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
The Ohio State football team has to get better in the run game. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Ohio State football team will be missing a key piece of its team for the Peach Bowl against Georgia on New Year’s Eve.

The Ohio State football team will be without one of its most dynamic players in the Peach Bowl as running back TreVeyon Henderson announced on Twitter that he will not be playing. Henderson instead is going to have surgery on a broken bone in his foot and will miss the remainder of the season.

He also told the Columbus Dispatch that he’s been battling this injury for most of the season:

"“I have to have surgery on my foot because it’s gotten that bad since the third game,” Henderson told The Dispatch. “I’ve just been making it worse going back out there.”"

This isn’t great news for the Ohio State football team, but it will provide some clarity moving forward. As long as Miyan Williams is healthy, and by all accounts, he should be 100 percent come game time, he will be the lead back.

A healthy Henderson could have been a game-changer against Georgia, but we haven’t seen a healthy Henderson for a long time now. Hopefully, he can recover fully and be back for spring ball next year.

This will be an important off-season for Henderson. He came in as a highly touted five-star recruit and he lived up to the billing his freshman year. With over 1,200 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, Henderson was on the path to greatness.

But this injury-filled 2022 campaign has left some wondering about Henderson’s skill set. Some are questioning whether or not he has the visions and quick burst to hit holes early. I’m under the belief that a broken bone and torn ligaments in your foot would make it hard to trust planting and hitting the holes.

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Henderson needs to get back to health and be prepared to take the workload next season for Ohio State if he wants any chance at becoming a first-round draft pick in 2023.