Reports: Ohio State RB Teague out with injury Staff

March 03, 2020 at 7:39 pm.

Ohio State running back Master Teague will miss spring drills with an injury, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Lettermen Row, an Ohio State-focused website, said the injury is to Teague’s lower leg. He was helped off the field on Monday, the first day of the spring session.

The redshirt sophomore had been projected to take over the starting role from star J.K. Dobbins, who left school to enter the NFL draft.

“Yeah, we’re one injury away from a little bit of a crisis right now,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said after practice on Monday. “But in the end when it comes to September, we’re going to be OK.

“We’re going to get Marcus (Crowley) back before the season starts. And then we have Miyan (Williams) coming in. Once we get to the summer, we’ll be whole.”

Crowley is recovering from a knee injury suffered last year. Williams, a three-star prospect from Cincinnati, is expected on campus until summer.

Redshirt freshman Steele Chambers is the Buckeyes’ lone available scholarship running back.

Teague was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018. Despite backing up Dobbins, Teague was the seventh-leading rusher in the Big Ten, gaining 789 yards. In 13 games, he carried the ball 135 times and scored four touchdowns. He earned third-team All-Big Ten honors.