Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Nick Bosa Withdrawing From Ohio State To Focus On NFL Draft

Nick Bosa Withdrawing From Ohio State To Focus On NFL Draft

Ohio State has been without star defensive end Nick Bosa for the last few weeks due to an injury.

Here is OSU's statement in full.

The university announced Tuesday that Bosa intends to withdraw from school to focus on rehab and preparation for his professional career.

Bosa, who had surgery to fix a core muscle injury in mid-September, originally wasn't supposed to be evaluated again until November, so the timeline Meyer gave was at least two weeks ahead of schedule. He had surgery to fix an injury to his abdominal/groin area and his parents originally said he would be re-evaluated in November and could potentially return to the field this season.

Coach Urban Meyer said he understands the decision, saying, "I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter". "He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach".

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He's given me plenty of things to do and at the same time he's trying to help me develop. "I couldn't have asked any more of him". The ex-England worldwide said: "It was going to be tough for anyone".

Bosa was dominant in his three starts this season for the Buckeyes. His 6.0 tackles-for-loss, totaling 43 yards, ranked 10th nationally at the time and were accumulated in only about three halves of football.

John Bosa told The Dispatch two weeks ago that conjecture about his son's possibility of playing again this season for the Buckeyes was premature, since no decision could be made about that until at least early November after Nick Bosa was scheduled to have the fix evaluated by the surgeon who did it, Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. He also scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery.

Each brother was named a first-team All-American and a Big Ten Conference Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Bosa, a preseason-All American, is widely considered one of the best players in the country and a candidate to be the first overall pick in the 2019 draft.

While Bosa reportedly initially wanted to return to Ohio State to finish this season, no one can blame him for shutting things down to protect his future financial interests.

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