Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson was injured against Toledo in the Buckeyes’ third game of the year. He was in and out of the lineup until his season ended with a 19-yard performance on 11 carries in a 43-30 win over Maryland on Nov. 19, in which he also had a 31-yard touchdown.
Overall, he was limited to just 571 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2022 before undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone and torn ligament in his foot.
That, along with being in and out of the OSU lineup, frustrated him.
“There were some things involved around this injury that he didn’t respect, they didn’t even come from outside but inside the building,” said Henderson, who declined to elaborate. “It hurt a lot.”
That was calmed by a heart-to-heart with Ohio State coach Ryan Day and running backs coach Tony Alford.
“We got everything we needed to get off our chest,” Henderson said.
That’s one of the topics Day discussed in an extended interview with The Columbus Dispatch. More of Day’s interview at this link.
Shipping from Columbus: With TreVeyon, when he spoke at Peach Bowl media day, he had come, but there were some tough times for him with his foot. I wasn’t happy with the way it was handled. How did you patch things up with him?
Ryan Day: I think whenever you’re fighting through an injury, it’s frustrating. You want to get into the field. I’ve said before that I give him a lot of credit for continually trying to get back on the field. We talked about how when someone is trying to fight for something, going into a lot of detail about it isn’t great for them. But at the same time, there are a lot of questions about what’s going on, and there’s an unknown. It’s a difficult feeling for a player.
He got his surgery. He tried to fight all season, and I give him a lot of credit for that. TreVeyon is very competitive and wants to be great. He’s very motivated, so I’m not surprised because he’s very competitive.