Bumps and bruises: Jordan Hall banged up

September, 29, 2012
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The healthy stable of rushers didn't last long.

[+] EnlargeJordan Hall, Darqueze Dennard
AP Photo/Carlos OsorioJordan Hall, who scored Ohio State's first touchdown, left the game against Michigan State in the first half with a knee injury.
Ohio State never even had a chance to tinker with its backfield before another injury popped up.

Jordan Hall picked up a knee injury in the first half of the 17-16 win over Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium, derailing any plans the Buckeyes had to play him at the same time as Carlos Hyde in the first game their top running backs were both healthy for this season.

"He got a little knee," coach Urban Meyer said. "I'll let you guys know."

The Buckeyes just had a running back recover from a knee injury, though Meyer didn't make any indication as to whether or not Hall's new ailment would be as serious as the one that kept Hyde on the shelf for the last two games.

Hyde's return was particularly valuable after Hall left the game following a productive start -- Hall scored the first touchdown on a 1-yard plunge. Hyde helped put the game away with tough running late in the fourth quarter and finished with 49 yards on 11 carries.

"To just take the ball and end the game like that, it tells you a lot," Meyer said. "I didn't know if we could do that."

Austin Ward | email

Ohio State/Big Ten reporter

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