Greg Schiano is getting his Rutgers team ready for a game against Ohio State. Unfortunately, the head coach confirmed the team will be down one player for the rest of the season.

On Wednesday, Schiano announced that wide receiver Chris Long underwent season-ending surgery this week. Long was injured in the season opener, but the program had been waiting to see if the injury would heal without surgery.

In the season opener, Long had 2 catches for 28 yards and was expected to have a key role with the offense this season. Last season, Long was 5th on the team with 15 catches for 200 receiving yards.


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The good news for Rutgers is that the Scarlet Knights have been winning without Long in the lineup, but the Week 10 matchup is an entirely different task. Ohio State was recently named the No. 1 team in the country by the College Football Playoff rankings.

Ryan Day’s program is 8-0 and will be looking to keep things rolling in Piscataway. We’ll see how Rutgers responds this weekend.