Elliott Has Surgery For Minor Injury

Ohio State has confirmed that No. 1 tailback Ezekiel Elliott had surgery on a minor injury to his left wrist, though he isn't expected to miss much time on the field.

According to Ohio State, "Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had surgery on his left wrist this morning at the OSU Medical Center East for a minor injury incurred at practice on Friday. Elliott, from St. Louis, Mo., and Burroughs High School, rejoined the team in time for lunch today. He will continue to attend practice and work on conditioning with a full return to the fields expected around the middle of next week."

Elliott was not at practice this morning for the opening session of two-a-day practices, with senior Roderick Smith working as the No. 1 back followed by Brionte Dunn and Curtis Samuel.

Elliott is OSU's leading returning back, having accumulated 262 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries last year. He began fall camp as the No. 1 back after the graduation of Carlos Hyde.

His injury was first reported by Cleveland.com's Ari Wasserman.

Other Buckeyes limited at practice today included starting quarterback Braxton Miller, who continues to have his throw count monitored by the staff after offseason shoulder surgery, and wideout Devin Smith, who caught passes off to the side with Miller.

Another running back, sophomore Warren Ball, still did not take part in drills when the media was present but no longer had the boot on his injured right foot/ankle. Others who were held out of drills were defensive lineman Michael Hill, linebacker Trey Johnson and cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

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