Ohio State head coach Ryan Day offered an update on two of the team’s key playmakers on Tuesday, saying that running back TreVeyon Henderson will be back against Purdue while the team continues to evaluate wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, who left the win over Maryland with an injury.
Beginning with Henderson, he missed the win over Maryland with an undisclosed injury, though Day said after the game that Henderson could have played if the team needed him to. But his return will be welcome for a rushing attack that struggled with just 1.9 yards per carry with just 62 yards on 33 carries.
As for Egbuka, he left the game after suffering an apparent leg injury and was helped off the field. Day did not have an update after the game and did not have much to add Tuesday, though he said that it is not expected to keep Egbuka out for long.
“It’s not going to be a long-term issue,” Day said. “We’ll probably have a better idea how he’s doing later in the week.”
If Egbuka does not see the field, it would likely result in an expanded role for Xavier Johnson in the slot, though Ohio State’s passing attack did not miss a beat against the Terrapins with Marvin Harrison Jr. – who was still playing on an injured ankle – going for eight catches, 163 yards and a touchdown.