Bumps and bruises: Redshirt possible for Hall

October, 24, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another injury setback could potentially bring an end to the season for Jordan Hall.

It might also extend the career of the running back at Ohio State.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer confirmed after practice on Wednesday that redshirting the senior remains a possibility heading into the final month of the season as Hall continues to struggle to get healthy and back on the field.

"He re-dinged [his knee], so I don’t know," Meyer said. "He’s not even practicing.

"I think [a redshirt] is [an option], I think it is now. I had to find out even if it’s a possibility, and it is."

Currently dealing with a partially torn ligament in his knee, Hall's health has been a concern all season after a freak accident in the summer when he stepped on a piece of glass with a bare foot, cutting a tendon and needing surgery that kept him on the sideline for all of training camp and the first two games.

He returned to rush for 192 yards during two nonconference games before leaving the Big Ten opener against Michigan State after six carries and a touchdown with his knee injury. He hasn't played since.

Carlos Hyde has thrived in the starting role Hall was projected to have coming into the campaign, but potentially having the ability to pair the two together in the backfield next season could wind up being an unexpected bonus for the Buckeyes should the veteran wind up missing the last four games and getting a redshirt.

Austin Ward | email

Ohio State/Big Ten reporter

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