Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson watches warmups before the Buckeyes game against Maryland at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 7, 2023.

Ohio St. RB TreVeyon Henderson to return from 3-game injury absence

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson will play Saturday at Wisconsin after a three-game injury absence, coach Ryan Day said Thursday on his radio show.

Henderson suited up and went through warmups for the No. 3 Buckeyes in each of their last two games, including last week’s showdown with Penn State, but did not see game action due to an undisclosed injury.

Henderson last appeared Sept. 23 against Notre Dame and ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. After a bye, Henderson was a late scratch for Ohio State’s Oct. 7 win over Maryland.

“Trey’s had a really good week of practice,” Day said on the radio show. “He’s full-go, so excited to get him back out there.”

Henderson leads Ohio State in rushing this season with 295 yards and five touchdowns on 44 attempts.

Day said “other guys will get opportunities as well” against the Badgers. Chip Trayanum started the past three games and Miyan Williams had a season-high 62 yards and a touchdown against Penn State.

Day didn’t specify whether wide receiver Emeka Egbuka or cornerback Denzel Burke would return from their respective, undisclosed injuries against Wisconsin.

–Field Level Media

Sep 16, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) runs during the second quarter against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson out vs. Maryland

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against Maryland at Columbus, Ohio.

Henderson was listed as out on the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ pregame availability report released two hours ahead of kickoff. No reason was given for the absence of Henderson, who had offseason surgery to repair torn ligaments and a broken bone in his left foot that plagued him last season.

Henderson rushed for a season-high 104 yards and a touchdown in Ohio State’s 17-14 victory over Notre Dame on Sept. 23. He leads the team in carries (44), rushing yards (295) and rushing touchdowns (five).

Chip Trayanum and Miyan Williams likely will split the carries for the Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Trayanum has 25 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns this season, while Williams has 19, 73 and two, respectively.

Ohio State also ruled out wide receivers Nolan Baudo, Kyion Grayes and Reis Stocksdale, cornerback Jyaire Brown, linebacker/defensive end Arvell Reese and defensive lineman Will Smith Jr.

Maryland enters Saturday’s clash with a 5-0 overall record and 2-0 mark in the conference.

–Field Level Media

Nov 19, 2022; College Park, Maryland, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) reacts after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins  at SECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson (foot) out for CFP

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson will miss the College Football Playoff so he can address a long-lingering foot injury.

The No. 4 Buckeyes face No. 1 Georgia in a semifinal on Dec. 31.

“As much as I wanted to finish out the season with my brothers, I know god have bigger and better plans for me!” Henderson tweeted Tuesday night. “Its always light at the end of the tunnel, be back better than ever.”

Henderson told the Columbus Dispatch that he is undergoing surgery on his left foot. He played through a fracture and a torn ligament during the regular season.

“I’ve just been making it worse going back out there,” he told the newspaper.

The dynamic running back was limited to eight games this season after suffering the injury in Week 3 against Toledo. He finished the season with 571 yards (5.3 per carry) and six touchdowns, adding one receiving touchdown.

The Buckeyes will be missing not only Henderson but also receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who declared for the NFL draft and was battling a hamstring injury to boot.

With a win over Georgia in the Peach Bowl, the Buckeyes would advance to the national title game against either Michigan or TCU.

–Field Level Media

Oct 29, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) runs for a 7-yard touchdown past Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Tyler Elsdon (43) and linebacker Curtis Jacobs (23) during the fourth quarter of the NCAA Division I football game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

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Offensive stars out for Ohio State at Northwestern

No. 2 Ohio State will be without two of its offensive stars Saturday at Northwestern, with running back TreVeyon Henderson and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba sidelined by injuries.

Henderson has battled a left foot injury throughout the season, and perhaps coach Ryan Day is giving him a rest against the Wildcats (1-7, 1-4 Big Ten). He leads the Buckeyes with 552 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

He scored the go-ahead touchdown last week at Penn State on a 41-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Smith-Njigba sustained a hamstring injury in the season opener against Notre Dame and has missed five games for the Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0). In limited action in three games in 2022, he has caught five passes for 43 yards.

Last season, he set a Big Ten record for receiving yards with 1,606. His 95 catches also were an Ohio State record and the fifth most in Big Ten history. He also set Rose Bowl records with 347 receiving yards on 15 catches — three of them for touchdowns.

–Field Level Media