Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson to miss College Football Playoffs
Ricky Gray | December 15, 2022
The running back will undergo surgery on his left foot on Friday.
TreVeyon Henderson, the No. 4 Ohio Buckeyes' second-leading rusher with 571 yards and six touchdowns, missed three of the last four games this season due to injury.
The running back told the Dispatch on Tuesday that he injured his foot in a 77-21 victory against Toledo on September 17 and had been dealing with the injury since that date.
He also tweeted that he had been playing with a fracture and a torn ligament in his foot.
The tweet read: “As much as I wanted to finish out the season with my brothers, I know god have bigger and better plans for me! It's always light at the end of the tunnel, be back better than ever..”
Ohio State is set to play Georgia in the College Football semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peaach Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve.
Henderson told the Dispatch: “I have to have surgery on my foot because it's gotten that bad since the third game.
“I've just been making it worse going back out there.’
Last year, Henderson was one of the top freshmen in the FBS in 2021, running for 1,248 yards with 15 rushing touchdowns.
He continued: “It's real painful. I barely practiced all season. I went through a bunch of different cleats to try to push through it, but the pain was crazy.
“I really don't know how I was able to push through it in the games I did play in. I just tried to do the best I can.”