One of Ohio State’s captains went down with an injury against Tulsa last week, but it doesn’t sound like it’s a worst-case scenario.

Offensive tackle Thayer Munford suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ 41-20 win and later came out in a walking boot. Ohio State coach Ryan Day provided a vague but somewhat promising update on Munford in his weekly press conference on Tuesday.

It could be much worse, that’s for sure.

Munford, a fifth-year senior, was named First Team All-B1G last season, so his absence isn’t ideal for an Ohio State team that’s dealing with an injured QB, too. Protecting CJ Stroud — and his shoulder — is imperative if the Buckeyes want to stay in the top 10 of the AP poll.

Ohio State is getting set for one last non-conference game this week as it welcomes Akron to Columbus. Kickoff is set for Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET on the B1G Network.

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