The surgery, according to Day, is on his throwing finger.
“It’s changed a little bit in that Devin actually had a procedure done today on his throwing hand, on his finger,” said Ryan Day. “He’s not going to be able to play on Saturday. He will be throwing again real soon. But he won’t be able to actually play in the game on Saturday.”
This comes as Ohio State searches for its next starting quarterback. With CJ Stroud moving on to the NFL, the Buckeyes need to replace him. Even with this injury, it still very well could be Devin Brown.
“So we’ve got four quarterbacks that will play. Really important for Kyle [McCord] and Tristan [Gebbia] to compete. But I there’s been really good quarterback play this spring. There’s been a lot of ups and downs along the way. So we’ll kind of see how Saturday goes and then take a look at the spring and go from there.”
“I hear what you’re saying. I think in that situation, that happened during the fall, so that really set Joe back that entire fall and then allowed Dwayne to play in the rivalry game, and then helped us win that game, and then turned into a battle in the spring,” Day said.
“This one’s different. Devin’s been practicing the majority of the spring. He’ll miss a couple practices here and then be right back at it. So it’s a setback more than anything else.”
Urban Meyer says the QB decision is big for Ryan Day
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says that the decision between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown is a big one for Ryan Day. After all, each of these quarterbacks presents a different style of player.
“One’s more of a drop-back pocket player and one’s kind of an athlete, run around. I’ve been there. It’s going to be a very strenuous decision because what happens nowadays, when a guy loses a battle, a lot of times, they leave and go start somewhere else, which you can’t fault that player for doing that. This is a big decision.”