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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Ohio State's Stoneburner limited for bowl

By Brian Bennett

Ohio State could be without tight end Jake Stoneburner for Monday's TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl game against Florida.

Head coach Luke Fickell told reporters that Stoneburner had arthroscopic knee surgery after the season ended and would only be available in a limited capacity if he does play in the bowl.

“He obviously won't be able to play a ton,” Fickell told the media. “He's not in shape to be able to get in there [every down]. But we're still hoping there are some situational things we can use him on.”

Stoneburner has 14 catches for 193 yards and a team-best seven touchdowns this season, though his production in the passing game waned after a strong start to the season.