Joe Burrow will miss the start of the Ohio State football season.
According to a report from Eleven Warriors, the redshirt sophomore will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his throwing hand.
Burrow, a former four-star recruit, was fighting to be the team’s primary backup quarterback.
Now that Burrow will be out for the foreseeable future, backup duties will fall to Dwayne Haskins, a redshirt freshman. If five-star true freshman Tate Martell is not redshirted, he will fall in line next on the depth chart.
While Buckeyes depth under center does take a hit because of the injury to Burrow, the offense remains in good hands thanks to veteran signal-caller J.T. Barrett.
Ohio State opens its 2017 campaign on Thursday, Aug. 31 on the road against Indiana.
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