Brown will undergo surgery Thursday and a full recovery is expected.
Earlier reports on Wednesday evening indicated Brown had suffered a “serious” leg injury. Reports of an injury at practice began picking up on social media after Ohio State canceled a previously scheduled media availability session.
Brown, a sophomore from Flanders, N.J., played in 13 games as a true freshman last season at receiver, H-Back and on special teams. He recorded one catch for 9 yards in a win over Illinois.
Brown was expected to be a significant contributor at wide receiver this season. In April, Northeast Ohio Media Group called him “the most talked about Buckeye in spring practice,” and Meyer recently said Smith’s spot in the receivers rotation was “solidified.”
A four-star recruit out of Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Brown was ranked the No. 9 athlete in the class of 2014 by Rivals.com.
Prior to the reports of Brown’s injury, a number of Ohio State players and wide receivers coach Zach Smith shared somber messages on Twitter.
Count yo blessings at all times NB I got bro 😪🙏🏾— Corey Smith Jr (@dreamchaser_cj5) August 26, 2015
I'm not going to give up my faith, I know the Lord has something greater for you. Just a bump in the road we have to overcome together... NB— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 26, 2015