Bosa won't return to field at Ohio State

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Ohio State star defensive lineman Nick Bosa suffered a muscular injury in the Buckeyes' game against TCU.

Bosa had surgery to fix an abdominal/groin injury in late September. Despite Bosa's departure, Ohio State players were largely supportive of Bosa's decision. But Bosa won't be returning to the Buckeyes regardless.

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He has been replaced in the lineup by Chase Young, a sophomore who was one of the top 10 recruits in the country in the class of 2018.

Sources told the Columbus Dispatch that Bosa met with coach Urban Meyer on Sunday to tell him that he and his family had decided Bosa would not be playing for the team again this season.

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The decision does not come as a huge shock.

Already No. 1 on ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s list of best available draft-eligible prospects, Bosa's decision to forgo a comeback attempt this year or return for his final season of eligibility stands to reason. The unit has dealt with other injuries, including to Bosa's replacement, Jonathan Cooper, and has shown a weakness for surrendering big plays.

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The presumption is Bosa, a junior, will forgo his final season at Ohio State to enter the National Football League draft. But given how much he resembles older brother Joey, a former Buckeye who started tearing it up in the National Football League off the edge as soon as he arrived, it's hard to argue with the logic behind today's news. He recorded four sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in the first three games of the season.

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