Report: Update on injured Ohio State WR, team captain C.J. Saunders doesn't sound promising
One of Ohio State’s seven team captains and wide receiver C.J. Saunders is likely to miss the remainder of the season, according to Joey Kaufman of The Columbus Dispatch.
Thursday, the Dispatch reported that Saunders will likely miss the rest of the 2019 campaign because of a knee injury. The news came from Saunders’ father, Tim.
Saunders injured his meniscus in August and the issue resurfaced in October. As a fifth-year senior, the injury could mean the end of his career with the Ohio State football team.
Saunders is a former walk-on who earned a scholarship and was named a team captain. In 2017 and 2018, the receiver appeared in 23 games for the Buckeyes and caught 27 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown. His biggest year statistically came in 2017, hauling in 17 receptions for 221 yards and a score.
Ohio State can submit an appeal to the NCAA for a sixth-year of eligibility on a medical hardship waiver, but there’s been no report on whether or not that has been done. Saunders has not appeared in any games for the Buckeyes this season.