Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was forced out of Saturday’s game against Michigan with a knee injury, but he suffered it before the game took place. According to head coach Urban Meyer, Barrett was hit on the sideline by a cameraman.
Meyer was visibly upset after the game during his press conference.
Urban: "I'm upset with myself on JT Barrett. Non-football injury. Guy with a camera on side hit JT in knee pregame."
Said they're going to find the guy. @FOX19
— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) November 25, 2017
Urban Meyer said JT Barrett was injured just before the game by a camera person on the sideline. Meyer is steaming mad and wants a full investigation. More to come on https://t.co/EsT5iR94Lg
— Andrew Kahn (@AndrewKahn) November 25, 2017
Urban Meyer said a cameraman initially hurt Barrett's knee pregame in a collision. Says there's an 'all-out investigation' to find out who it was, blown away that it can happen in major college football.
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) November 25, 2017
During the FOX broadcast, it was reported that Barrett was dealing with an “ongoing meniscus issue” that was causing his knee to pop in and out. However, that seems to conflict with what Meyer alleges here.
A senior, Barrett played in his final regular-season game Saturday. Depending on his health, he’ll have the opportunity to add to his legacy during the Big Ten Championship Game, and potentially the College Football Playoff if things break Ohio State’s way.
Prior to being injured Saturday, he was struggling through the air but did have two touchdowns to his credit. Backup Dwayne Haskins helped lead a comeback victory to pull the Buckeyes from being down 20-14 to winning, 31-20.