Wilson Could Return For Postseason

Updates from Urban Meyer's post-practice press conference on Wednesday night

Speaking after Wednesday’s practice, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said sophomore “H” Dontre Wilson will miss the remainder of the regular season and a possible Big Ten title game appearance

The Texas native injured his foot in the 49-37 win against Michigan State but caught a touchdown pass with the injury already sustained.

When asked about how long Wilson might be out, Meyer first said “three to four weeks” before clarifying his response by saying that Wilson won’t be available in the regular season. “Bowl game is what I’m hearing,” Meyer said.

In other injury news, junior linebacker Craig Fada has a sprained ankle but is expected to play. Junior cornerback Armani Reeves is back with the team but not a full go. Sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn, who has missed the last few games, will be a game-time decision.

Redshirt freshman cornerback Eli Apple was not mentioned among the injured.

Other updates from Meyer’s post-practice interview are as follows:

The weather doesn’t appear to be a big issue for Meyer. “We’ve played a couple cold games already, so it’s no issue.”

The team appears to be focusing fully in the wake of the Michigan State win. “That seems like it was six years ago. We’ve got a tough game. I’ve got to give that Minnesota team a lot of credit. They’re rugged guys who play really hard. All phases of special teams you see it’s either us or them at one-two in the conference. Really good team.”

When told that Minnesota is ranked 25th, Meyer said the Gophers should be slotted in at a higher spot. “When I see them play, they’re very good.”

Meyer on Jerry Kill: “He’s won at every level. He’s done it right. It’s not a bunch of nonsense sometimes you deal with. He’s just a very humble guy. I can’t remember when we first met, but we’ve known each other for a long time and we talk football. (I have) a lot of respect for him.”

Meyer said the team has had a good week of practice but he’ll know more about the team’s mind-set on Thursday and Friday.

Meyer was asked if he was thrilled to be ranked No. 8 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. “Thrilled to have another shot, man.”


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