Ohio State defensive lineman Haskell Garrett has not yet been cleared for full contact after suffering a gunshot wound to his face in August. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson provided an update to reporters on Wednesday.

Garrett, who was reportedly shot in the “cheeks of his face” after attempting to break up an argument in Columbus, is still waiting for clearance to return to contact drills for the Buckeyes. Johnson says the lineman is in good spirits but he’s just unable to participate at this time.

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Garrett was reportedly attempting to break up an argument in Columbus before he was shot in the face over the weekend. Bill Landis of The Athletic reported on the details that recently became available.

It was reported that Garrett had been injured after being shot in the cheeks of his face. Police responded to the report of gunshots around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and followed a trail of blood to an apartment where Garrett was found. He was then transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Per Landis’ report, Garrett urged the man to stop the “aggressive” argument before the suspect pulled out a gun and fired it, which resulted in Garrett’s injury.

Garrett appeared in 11 games at Ohio State in 2019 and was credited with 10 tackles and 2.5 stops for loss.