Jared Sullinger Injury: Ohio State Big Man Leaves Game With Bruised Foot

Ohio State center Jared Sullinger left Saturday's game with a bruised foot.

Jared Sullinger's return from injury before Ohio State's Big Ten schedule has hit a snag in the form of another, different injury. Sullinger left Saturday's game against South Carolina with a bruised foot, and will have it X-rayed, according to Sporting News' Ryan Fagan. Sullinger's status against the Gamecocks in the second half is uncertain; Ohio State trailed South Carolina, 33-29, at the half.

Sullinger is recovering from back spasms that kept him out of Ohio State's games against Texas-Pan American and Kansas; the Kansas game gave the Buckeyes their first loss of the season. He returned on Wednesday against South Carolina Upstate at home in Columbus, and had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double in that outing.

But Sullinger's foot problem could be far more serious if it is anything more than a bruise — Ohio State struggling against a South Carolina team that scares no one is evidence that it is not nearly the same team without their star big man.

For more on Ohio State, visit Buckeyes blog Along the Olentangy.

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