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Former Ohio State Cornerback Jeff Okudah Out For Season With Ruptured Achilles

He suffered the season-ending injury in the Detroit Lions season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

According to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, former Ohio State and current Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah suffered a ruptured Achilles in Sunday’s 41-33 loss to the San Francisco 49ers and will miss the rest of the season as a result.

This marks the second consecutive season-ending injury for Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft, as he also underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury last December.

Okudah – who has recorded 47 tackles, three pass break ups and one interception in 10 career games – didn’t have the greatest game prior to the injury, either. He missed a run fit on a 38-yard touchdown in the second quarter and then allowed a 79-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, which put the 49ers ahead 38-10.

A unanimous All-American during his junior season at Ohio State in 2019, Okudah is now the third former Buckeye to suffer a season-ending injury, as both Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins and New England Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan tore their ACLs during the preseason.


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