- Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was taken out of their win over Michigan in the third quarter with a knee injury.
- Urban Meyer says the injury happened before the game when Barrett was involved in a collision with a cameraman.
- Meyer has vowed a full investigation to determine who the cameraman was.
- Barrett said he did not think the collision was intentional but that Michigan did have a lot of people on the Buckeyes’ side of the field.
Ohio State beat Michigan on Saturday, 31-20, their sixth straight win in the rivalry. But the Buckeyes did lose starting quarterback J.T. Barrett and Urban Meyer says the circumstances are going to be investigated.
Barrett went down with a knee injury, following a ten-yard run in the third quarter. The Buckeyes were trailing 20-14 at the time.
Barrett was clearly in pain after the play. He attempted to walk off the field, but eventually went back down to the ground. He did eventually walk off the field gingerly.
Barrett eventually walked back to the locker room to be examined.
At the time, it was reported that Barrett had aggravated an “ongoing meniscus issue” in his right knee.
However, after the game, Meyer told the media that Barrett had actually injured his knee prior to the game when he was hit by a cameraman.
“I’m just so upset with myself, it was a non-football injury,” Meyer said. “Too many damn people on the sideline and a guy with a camera hit him in the knee. I’m gonna find out who … I’m so angry right now. I’ve gotta move on.”
Barrett was just 3-8 for 30 yards passing prior to the injury. However, he did rush for 67 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
After the game, Barrett told the media that Michigan had “a lot of people on our sidelines, photo people and fans,” but that he did not think the collision was intentional.
Barrett demonstrated to the media how the injury happened, saying it occurred as he was making a throw during warm-ups and a cameraman tried to “squeeze through.”