Jaxon Smith-Njigba missed one series with Ohio State’s offense after taking a shot to the head early in the game.

During the first drive of the game, Smith-Njigba recorded a catch and was running near the sideline. While going to the ground, Smith-Njigba took a shoulder to the back of the head and his helmet went flying.

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By rule, Smith-Njigba had to leave the game for one play. The bigger concern is that he was left of the field for the rest of that drive.

When the offense returned to action, Smith-Njigba was vacant once again. He remained on the sideline with his helmet off.

Jayden Ballard was the first receiver off the bench to replace Smith-Njigba. No official update has been given yet on his status, but it is definitely something to monitor throughout Week 1.