Ohio State's top WR heads to locker room after taking brutal hit
Ohio State standout junior wide receiver Chris Olave left Saturday’s season-opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers after taking a brutal hit from redshirt senior safety Deontai Williams.
HUGE collision leads to a @HuskerFBNation fumble recovery! pic.twitter.com/MzxfAgVXeL
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 24, 2020
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Tino Bovenzi of Spectrum News 1 Ohio provided video of Olave heading to the medical tent with the athletic training staff.
Chris Olave is down and being attended to. Looked disoriented after a big collision on a first down catch. Heads to the red tent to be checked out. pic.twitter.com/IXC148zxBv
— Tino Bovenzi (@TinoBovenzi) October 24, 2020
After exiting the medical tent, the San Marcos, California product briefly stood on the sideline, without his helmet, before heading to the locker room for further evaluation, as Tim May, formerly of the Columbus Dispatch, shared.
Olave is being led to the locker room for further evaluation. It appeared he was hit in the head on that play.
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) October 24, 2020
Hauling in 49 passes in 2019, Olave emerged as classmate Justin Fields’ go-to target, leading the team in both receiving yards (849) and touchdown receptions (12).
Prior to his exit on Saturday, he had caught six passes for 102 yards, marking the second time in his career he had surpassed the 100-yard mark in a game.
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