J.T. Barrett probable against Wisconsin
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State might have fifth-year senior quarterback J.T. Barrett against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship on Dec. 2.
Buckeyes' coach Urban Meyer announced in his weekly Monday presser the injury sustained by Barrett against Michigan is not severe enough for the team to say he will not be participating in what would be his first start in a Big Ten title game in his career. Barrett missed the 2014 conference game after breaking his ankle.
A probable designation is not a guarantee he will play and Barrett did not practice yesterday according to Meyer.
Barrett's injury took a strange turn when Meyer announced after a 31-20 win over Michigan Saturday his quarterback had been injured when a camera operator hit Barrett in his right knee, triggering a nagging injury he has been dealing with for an extended period of time. There has still been no word on whether or not the incident was intentional and is still a topic of hit debate.
Barrett became just the second player in FBS history to earned 100 passing and 40 rushing touchdowns and is the all-time Big Ten touchdown leader. In his place, redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins came in against the Wolverines, who's play helped lead Ohio State to a win in Ann Arbor over the weekend.
Barrett's status will most likely be updated throughout the week, but the probable designation is a positive sign. Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m. on Saturday.