Ohio State Heisman hopeful Chris “Beanie” Wells was carted off the field with a foot injury during the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ 43-0 win in their season opening game today with Youngstown State. With OSU near the goal line for yet another score, their star running back fumbled a hand off and fell to the ground holding his right foot.
The Buckeyes who were a favorite by many to get to a third straight BCS Championship Game in January may have seen their championship dreams vanish in August.
Ken Gordon who is live blogging for the COLUMBUS DISPATCH wrote, “Ohio Stadium went deathly quiet as Wells writhed in pain, holding his right foot. It appeared he hurt it when he planted his foot to cut, it looked like he was hurt before getting hit.”
No official word yet on how serious of an injury Wells has suffered but when he returned to the Buckeyes sidelines in the fourth quarter wearing a large boot on his foot. Prior to being injured, Beanie had carved up Youngstown State’s defense for 111 yards on 13 carries, including a 43-yard touchdown run.
(Beanie Wells walking off the field with his foot in a boot)
Ohio State next plays Ohio, who the Buckeyes could beat with rapper Beanie Sigel getting significant time in their backfield. The following week, however, OSU may have to make the trip to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans without their stud running back.