COLUMBUS (AP/WCMH) – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said quarterback J.T. Barrett is “probable” to play in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday.
Meyer on Monday said Barrett, who left the game with a knee injury in the third quarter during a win over Michigan on Saturday, is “really doing a nice job with all the rehab.”
The decision whether to start Barrett or backup Dwayne Haskins will be made later in the week. Barrett did not practice Sunday.
Haskins, a redshirt freshman, entered the game with the Buckeyes trailing 20-14 and helped lead a comeback victory.
Barrett said he aggravated a meniscus injury before the game when he was bumped by someone while warming up on the sideline.
Video released Monday by TMZ shows Barrett limping away after the sideline collision. The video was recorded by someone in the stands who was shooting video of Barrett warming up.
“Dude just ran into JT’s leg y’all, the cameraman just ran into JT’s leg. What the? What the hell? He just hurt his leg,” the man said.
The video does not show the collision itself. The man told TMZ the perpetrator was “a white guy in gray and yellow gear who was carrying a ‘medium-sized camera.'”
The No. 8 Buckeyes play No. 3 Wisconsin Saturday in Indianapolis.