Chip Trayanum leaves Purdue game after massive hit
Chip Trayanum has left Ohio State’s game vs. Purdue after sustaining a massive hit. The running back lowered his head and then had to be helped off the field.
The Buckeyes are already without TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams, the top 2 running backs on the depth chart. After taking the hard hit, it’s fair to wonder if Trayanum will be able to return against Purdue.
Chip Trayanum with a first down catch, but he’s crunched on the tackle, gets up and stumbles on the ground after the play! OSU down 3 running backs! pic.twitter.com/beJUWwsXBL
— CFBMuse (@CFBMuse) October 14, 2023
Dallan Hayden came in for Trayanum. Xavier Johnson typically plays receiver, but can also line up in the backfield.
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Trayanum has received the most carries for the Buckeyes in 2023 with 45. The back collected 207 yards and 3 TDs heading into the matchup with Purdue. Hayden has 2 carries in relief of Trayanum on Saturday, which were his first 2 carries of the season.
Leading rusher TreVeyon Henderson has been out since the Notre Dame game. Henderson was listed as a game-time decision for the Purdue game due to the undisclosed injury.
The Buckeyes’ passing attack is also short-handed against Purdue. Star receiver Emeka Egbuka is also out with an injury against the Boilermakers.
In the 2nd quarter, the Buckeyes have a 13-0 lead over the Boilermakers. It remains to be seen if Trayanum will return to the game.