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Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Evan Pryor tore his patellar tendon in Monday’s practice and is expected to Missing the 2022 season.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg also confirmed that he played in four games last season for 106 yards and a touchdown Pryor, who accumulated 22 touches, will also miss the 2022 campaign.
Pryor will support TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams. According to Ward, Pryor “has produced some of the most exciting things in all of the young offensive weapons after a breakout spring training camp.” He continued to excel in training camp in August.
Pryor tweeted the following instructions on Tuesday:
Thanks for all the prayers and best wishes. But this is just the beginning of an amazing story. I’ll be back #Buckeyes
Pryor played high at the school dance at William Amershof High School in Cornelius, North Carolina. He’s a 4-star recruit for 247Sports and is ranked No. 83 in the Class of 2021.
Without Pryor, the Buckeyes have only three healthy scholarship running backs in Henderson, Williams and real freshmen Dallan Hayden’s list, according to Rittenberg. Ohio State, which won the Rose Bowl last season ranked 6th in the final AP poll , will host Notre Dame on Saturday, September 3 to kick off the 2022 campaign. The Buckeyes are No. 2 in the Associated Press polls this season.