Ohio State's Nick Bosa knocked out vs. TCU with 'lower abdomen strain'

The projected top five pick had 5 tackles and a strip sack to feed his growing Heisman buzz prior to the injury.

Ohio State superstar edge rusher and projected top five NFL draft pick Nick Bosa left Saturday night's showdown with TCU in the third quarter with what Ohio State officials later characterized as a "lower abdomen strain."

Bosa returned in the closing moments of the quarter but in street clothes and still in obvious discomfort, limping before sitting on the bench.

The third year junior ranks second only to Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver on my Big Board, offering a similar blend of playmaking ability, toughness and technique that has helped his older brother, Joey emerge as a Pro Bowler for the Chargers since earning the No. 3 overall selection just a few years ago.

Just watch how he explodes off the ball on this snap from the season opener against Oregon State, shimmying past the left tackle with the kind of coordinated hands and footwork you normally only see at the NFL level.

Losing Bosa for any amount of time would obviously be a huge blow to Ohio State. He doesn't have to prove much else to scouts, however, standing out in this game as he has in so many others for the Buckeyes. Bosa was credited with five tackles over the first half, including this strip sack, which was recovered for an Ohio State touchdown.

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