Buckeyes' Williams likely out for season

BY foxsports • October 11, 2011

Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams, who injured his left knee in the first game of the season, likely will not play again this year.

Interim coach Luke Fickell said Tuesday that Williams is ''likely done for the season'' and probably needs a microfracture surgery to treat the injury.

Williams already has had arthroscopic surgery on the left knee.

The Buckeyes (3-3) play at No. 16 Illinois on Saturday and then after a bye week host No. 4 Wisconsin.

Williams, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound senior, had two tackles in the season opener against Akron before being injured. He could request a medical redshirt or might make himself available for the NFL draft next spring.


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