Ohio State's TreVeyon Henderson gets huge blow ahead of Peach Bowl
Columbus, Ohio - Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson will miss the action of his upcoming College Football Playoff bowl game and undergo surgery on his left foot.
Henderson, the No. 4 Buckeyes' second-leading rusher this season with 571 yards and six scores, missed three of the team's past four game due to injury.
"I have to have surgery on my foot because it's gotten that bad," Henderson told The Dispatch.
"I’ve just been making it worse going back out there. I went through a bunch of different cleats to try to push through it, but the pain was crazy. I really don’t know how I was able to push through it in the games I did play in."
His surgery is scheduled for this Friday.
"As much as I wanted to finish out the season with my brothers, I know god have bigger and better plans for me! Its always light at the end of the tunnel, be back better than ever.. #KeepGoing," Henderson tweeted Tuesday about missing the big game on New Year’s Eve.
Henderson entered the season after putting together an impressive freshman campaign where he rushed for 1,248 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He also broke Ohio State's single-game rushing record set by two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin in compiling 270 yards on the ground.
TreVeyon Henderson is one of many college football players likely out of the Peach Bowl
Henderson has become the second high-profile Buckeye to announce he will miss the Peach Bowl.
Last week, Big Ten record holder Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who nearly missed most of this season with a lingering hamstring injury, opted out of playing against Georgia in the upcoming semifinal game to prepare for the NFL draft.
On the flip side, the Buckeye's Peach Bowl rivals have also newly announced a slew of players who are currently out with injuries as well.
The Bulldogs are hoping to be back on the field in time for the matchup.
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