Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, mired in a competition for the top-ranked Buckeyes’ starting quarterback job, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night, multiple outlets reported.
The news first surfaced with a reported Facebook post from Jones’ brother Devonte, which read “Everyone please pray for Cardale I just got a call saying they had to rush him to the Hospital for a bad headache (and) he couldn’t move.”
Jones led the Buckeyes to the national championship last season, taking over for injured J.T. Barrett during the team’s regular-season finale against Michigan and winning each of his first three career starts: 59-0 over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, 42-35 over Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal and 42-20 over Oregon in the national championship game.
Confirmed by a couple of sources: Cardale Jones was taken to a hospital for bad migraine. Is resting and should be good.
Jones, a redshirt junior, and a now-healthy Barrett, a true sophomore, are locked in a battle to be the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback, with head coach Urban Meyer to date refusing to name a starter publicly.
Ohio State kicks off the season at Virginia Tech on Monday night.