Ohio State loses J.T. Barrett to injury during Michigan game

  • Marcus Hartman
Nov 25, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 25: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball first half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett left the Buckeyes’ game at Michigan in the third quarter Saturday. 

The senior captain got up after a scramble then went back to the ground and was tended to by trainers for a few minutes. 

He walked gingerly off the field and never stopped on his way to the tunnel. 

He told reporters after the game someone ran into him on the sideline before he went into the game for the first time and that aggravated an existing situation with one of his knees. 

Why did JT Barrett have to leave Ohio State’s win over Michigan? He and coach Urban Meyer had a surprising explanation.

Barrett was replaced by redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, who finished the game.  

Haskins helped the Buckeyes to the go-ahead score and completed a couple of key passes to keep the chains moving as they held off the Wolverines for their sixth straight win in the series

Barrett expects to be ready to play in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin next week.