One of the scariest injuries a player can receive is a head injury. Once the brain has to start healing itself instead of just thinking, all hell can break loose in a hurry. Football’s junkyard is littered with players who were perfectly able-bodied but whose brains betrayed them after one concussion too many. And for those who want to play through them, Mike Webster’s story (as with countless other pros from the era) should be an effective enough deterrent.
So it’s with the most cautious of approaches that Ohio State deals with linebacker Tyler Moeller. The favorite to take over the starting OLB spot from departed Marcus Freeman remains hospitalized with what is, essentially, a severe complication of an undetected injury from a month ago.