COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio State football player Haskell Garrett has been released from OSU Wexner Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound over the weekend. NBC4 can confirm Garrett left the hospital early Monday afternoon.
Garrett, 22, was injured during a shooting near the Ohio State campus, according to Columbus Police.
According to Columbus Police, Garrett says he was attempting to break up an argument between a man and a woman early Sunday morning along Chittenden Ave.
Garrett says the man then shot at him, and Garrett ran to an apartment nearby on 11th Ave. Police say Garrett was shot in the face and the bullet pierced through his cheeks.
Police said officers found a trail of blood and a shell casing near the 400 block of Chittenden Avenue around 12:28 a.m. Sunday.
The trail led officers to the 40 block of East 11th Avenue where Garrett was found.
Ohio State University football coach Ryan Day released a statement Monday morning:
Haskell Garrett has been receiving excellent care at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for the injuries he received on Sunday. We anticipate he will be released from the Medical Center this morning. On behalf of his family and this football program, we would like to thank all those who have been a part of Haskell’s treatment and we are grateful that he will be heading home today. We will continue to help him and his family any way we can to expedite his recovery.
Garrett, a senior originally from Vermont who attended high school in Las Vegas, is among OSU’s most experienced returning defensive linemen for the coming football season.
Pro Football Focus College recently rated Garrett as the Big Ten’s highest-graded defensive tackle returning to school this season. He’s played in 33 games for the Buckeyes.