Ryan Day addresses Jaxon Smith-Njigba's absence in game vs. Wisconsin
Ryan Day and Ohio State wound up missing star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba for Saturday’s game vs. Wisconsin. Fortunately, the Buckeyes were able to roll even without Smith-Njigba on the field.
In the game against the Badgers, the Buckeyes piled up 52 points, the most scored against Wisconsin’s defense during Jim Leonhard’s tenure as DC. Ohio State also leaned on its ground game with TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams both racking up 100 yards on the ground.
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After the game, Day was asked about Smith-Njigba’s absence. Day revealed the team made the decision to shut him down for the game but is also hopeful the star wideout can be back at practice for Tuesday.
Ryan Day on Jaxon Smith-Njigba: “We decided to kind of shut him down for this game.” He said he hopes Smith-Njigba will be able to return to practice Tuesday.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 25, 2022
Smith-Njigba is likely still dealing with the injury he sustained in the season opener against Notre Dame. According to reports, that is a hamstring injury, an issue that can notoriously linger for a while.
Hopefully, Smith-Njigba is back to 100% quickly.