Ohio State running back Myan Williams left the field after suffering an apparent lower body injury in the second quarter in the Buckeyes’ eventual 56-14 victory over Indiana.
Williams stole the ball at second and sixth at the edge of the red zone and was tackled on normal stretch play. In what seemed like a routine tackle, Williams soon realized he had injured his right leg and called for a trainer, who carried him off the field and left the sideline in his cart. I was. Williams put no pressure on his right leg.
Williams exploded for 147 yards and scored a touchdown on 15 carries in the first half against Indiana. In just his nine games this season, Williams has scored his 783 yards and he has 13 touchdowns. In the previous two games in which Treveyon Henderson started the missing running back, Williams rushed for 300 yards and scored seven touchdowns on 41 carries.
The loss continues what has been a frustrating season of injuries for the Ohio State running back. Henderson has been sidelined multiple times with leg injuries. Henderson hasn’t cleared 20 carries since his Sept. 24 and will be unavailable against Indiana. Arizona’s transfer chip Trajanum played linebacker, but switched to running his back to solve the depth problem. However, he was out of form in practice and will not be available against Indiana.
True freshman running back Darran Hayden entered the game in place of Williams for the next two plays. However, the Buckeyes failed to score a first down as he went 4 and 1. Williams recorded his 255 yards on Saturday when he carried 54. No other active running back has more than 10 carries.