The injury to Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett might have been more severe than originally anticipated.
According to Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch, “several insiders” said Barrett had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Sunday to “remove the piece of torn meniscus” that debilitated him in Saturday’s 31-20 win against Michigan.
On the Urban Meyer Call-In Show on 97.1 The Fan, head coach Urban Meyer said Barrett is expected to play Saturday against No. 4 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game.
“He’s been cleared to play, so he’s going to play in the game,” Meyer said.
Barrett was forced to leave the game with around six minutes remaining in the third quarter, and redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins replaced him. Meyer had said after the Michigan game Barrett had been hit on the sideline by a cameraman and that the injury was aggravated when he was hit on a rush in the third quarter.
Barrett said he dealt with a similar injury during Ohio State’s 49-21 win against Indiana.
Barrett finished the game 3-for-8 with 30 passing yards and 67 rushing yards on 15 carries. He had one touchdown on the ground and another through the air. Haskins finished the game 6-for-7 for 94 yards, and added three rushes for 24 yards.
Ohio State spokesman said the team does not have a comment confirming Barrett underwent surgery.