Ohio State LB to miss spring ball with foot injury
A foot injury will keep Ohio State linebacker Dallas Gant out for spring practice this year. Not many additional details were provided regarding the issue when Gant met with reporters on Thursday.
Gant is hopeful that he’ll be healthy and prepared for the start of fall camp.
“Obviously it’s hard,” Gant said, per the Columbus Dispatch. “Spring is the time to develop your skillset and stuff like that, but things happen. You just got to find a different way, [whether] it means watching more film, different types of lifting, focusing on things that I can focus on, developing the way I can even though I can’t practice with my teammates.”
The linebacker corps is one that has plenty of question marks entering the 2021 season. With Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, Justin Hilliard and Pete Werner all gone, Gant had a chance to improve his craft and work on a starting spot with the Buckeyes.
In a rotational role last season, Gant appeared in all eight games for the Buckeyes, making 17 tackles, recording a pass break-up and forcing a fumble. Ohio State finished 7-1.
Gant did not provide many other details regarding the injury.