Report: Ohio State to be without multiple O-line starters for Michigan State game
It is still unclear who exactly will be out for Ohio State this week, but one person is reporting the Buckeyes will be missing “several” starters along the offensive line.
A lot has been made about the ongoing COVID-19 issues at Ohio State following the cancellation of last weekend’s game against Illinois. Head coach Ryan Day is among the positive cases, and he will not be on the sideline Saturday as he remains in isolation.
A status report is expected from the Buckeyes ahead of kickoff, but reporter Bruce Feldman is indicating that multiple sources have indicated Ohio State will be without a solid portion of its offensive line starters for the game:
SOURCES: OhioState is expected to be without several starters on the Buckeyes O-line today at MichiganState due to COVID issues. #BigNoonKickoff
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 5, 2020
Even with that report, a number of questions remain. Mainly, which players are out due to contact tracing and which players are out due to positive tests?
Players held out for contact tracing are due back much sooner, but anyone with a positive test must still sit out of competition for 21 days. That would put the availability of some in question for a potential B1G Championship Game berth, depending on when those players tested positive.
Stay tuned for more information.