College quarterbacks in the Big Ten conference collectively let out a massive sigh of relief Tuesday October 16, 2018 following the news that Ohio State University star defensive lineman Nick Bosa will not return to the school following his latest injury. The Columbus Dispatch reported that due to Bosa’s recent abdominal injury, he will focus on recovering and rehabbing prior to the 2019 NFL draft.
The 6’4”, 264-pound edge rusher has been touted by several as both the number one ranked defensive lineman as well as the number one overall draft prospect. Bosa has been sidelined since he sustained the injury on September 15, 2018 in a non-conference matchup against Texas Christian University.
Ohio State has been successful so far without Bosa making an impact on the defensive side of the ball as the Buckeyes won the game in which he suffered the injury, 40-28, and have been 4-0 in his absence.
Still, as good as Ohio State’s program is, the departure of the 2017 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year will unquestionably force head coach Urban Meyer to reassess where his team stands moving forward sans Bosa causing havoc in the backfield and demanding double teams on the line. Nick Bosa and his family decided that for the time being, it is in his best interest to focus on his future in the NFL, where he will join older brother Joey Bosa (San Diego Chargers) among the pro ranks. Bosa finishes his year at Ohio State with 14 combined tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble helping lead the Buckeyes to an undefeated 7-0 record.