Starting linebacker Etienne Sabino will miss at least three games with a broken fibula, dealing a major blow to a unit already short on depth. S
Sabino, a senior captain, suffered the injury in the first half of OSU’s win over Nebraska and had a plate put in his leg Sunday.
“He's an incredible human being. I love that guy,” Meyer said. “He’s hurting. He talked to the team after the game, and it was an emotional moment. This team's getting pretty close because of guys like him. We're going to miss him.”
Sabino will be replaced by freshman Josh Perry — one of six underclassmen among the seven linebackers listed on the Buckeyes’ depth chart.