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Ohio State Running Back Reportedly Suffers 'Severe' Injury, To Miss 2022 Season

Ohio State helmet.

Ohio State helmet.

Ohio State's running back depth has taken a serious hit ahead of the 2022 season. Buckeyes redshirt freshman running back Evan Pryor has reportedly suffered a "severe" injury and will miss the entire 2022 season. 

Pryor, a four-star recruit from the 2021 cycle, was projected as a third-string running back behind TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams. He was expected to see significant playing time this upcoming season. 

However, the talented prospect reportedly sustained a "severe" injury during Ohio State's 10th practice of fall camp. He's expected to miss the entire 2022 season. 

"Ohio State redshirt freshman RB Evan Pryor is expected to miss the entire 2022 season after suffering a severe knee injury, according to multiple reports," wrote Sports Illustrated.

An awful development for Evan Pryor and significant hit to the Buckeyes' offense. The bad news is Ohio State can't even access the transfer portal to find a player who can play right away. 

Ohio State football will now have to solely rely on Henderson and Williams. If either goes down, the Buckeyes may have to consider a few players for a position change to running back. They won't have much of a choice at that point (knock on wood).

The Buckeyes begin the 2022 season on Sept. 3 against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.