Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ohio State

Many Ohio State fans were excited to hear that star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was returning for their game on Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes, but it appears that they may have rushed him back too quickly.

Smith-Njigba was seen limping on the sideline in the second quarter of Saturday’s game after a pass from star quarterback C.J. Stroud.

He was seen with his helmet on the sideline following the injury, but Ohio State head coach Ryan Day gave an unfortunate update on Smith-Njigba at halftime that indicates he will not return to the game.

“I asked for an update on Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and I have been told that there is no specific injury to report, but it is doubtful we will see him in the second half,” said Fox sideline reporter Jenny Taft.

Smith-Njigba came into the season as arguably the top receiver in the country, but he has been severely limited for Ohio State this season with injuries. He only has five catches for 43 yards on the year, and it certainly has to be frustrating to return to action only to leave early in this game.

Considering Ohio State still has some big matchups in the Big Ten remaining on their schedule against Penn State and Michigan this year, they will need to get Smith-Njigba fully healthy as soon as possible.

[Fox College Football]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.