Ohio State running back Jordan Hall will be lost for at least 10 weeks after suffering a right foot injury this week, the university announced Saturday.
The injury occurred Wednesday when he was walking barefoot in the grass near his Columbus, Ohio, residence and he cut his foot on a piece of broken glass. Surgery was performed Friday at the OSU Medical Center.
Hall is listed as the No. 1 running back on the team's depth chart. He has gained 2,513 all-purpose yards in three seasons, ranking him 26th in school history.
"This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man," Buckeyes first-year coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. "He's handling things well, though.
"He'll be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he'll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that."
Ohio State opens its training camp in early August and open the season Sept. 1 at home against Miami. Hall may not be able to play again until the third game, when Ohio State plays host to Cal.