Ohio State is hoping to see one of its key receivers soon on the field.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Buckeye wide receiver, injured his hamstring during the season opener against Notre Dame and the last game he played was in Week 3’s game against Toledo.

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day addressed Smith-Njigba’s status on Tuesday afternoon and why he played him during the Toledo game.

Day mentioned he did not regret playing Smith-Njigba during the Toledo game and hopes to see him back playing soon, adding more of a boost to the offense.

“He wants to play. He’s one of the more competitive players I’ve been around,” Day said. “This will be behind him soon, and he’ll be stronger for it.”

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While Smith-Njigba on Ohio State’s depth chart is a key absence, Ohio State has still been able to average the seventh-most passing yards per game in FBS at 358.3 yards per game.

Ohio State will be in action on Saturday once again without Smith-Njigba, against Rutgers at 3:30 p.m.

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