Ohio State starting quarterback J.T. Barrett has suffered a fractured ankle and it will require surgery. Ohio State announced that the surgery will be on Sunday and that Barrett will miss the remainder of the season.
J.T. Barrett was a Heisman Trophy candiate and has shocked a lot of people with his play this season. Barrett is just a freshman and will return next season to a loaded Ohio State roster.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said after the game, “We lost a Heisman candidate today.”
Backup quarterback Cardale Jones will start in the Big Ten championship game next week, the Buckeyes will play either Wisconsin or Minnesota, who are playing each other today. Jones threw three passes, completing two for seven yards in Ohio State win over Michigan.
J.T. Barrett led the nation with 42 touchdowns entering today’s game against Michigan. He completed 13 of his 21 attempts for 176 yards and a touchdown before he got injured.
He will surely be missed with Ohio State still in the running for a spot in the playoffs. Barrett is the second starting quarterback that Ohio State has lost this season. Braxton Miller got hurt in fall practice and missed the entire season.