Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/1/12

College athletes need to learn to take better care of their feet. If Lieutenant Dan from “Forrest Gump” heard some of the injury stories we have shared with you over the past year or so, he’d probably have a panic attack. The latest NCAA foot injury victim is Ohio State running back Jordan Hall, who recently underwent surgery after suffering a bad cut while walking through grass on campus. Hall reportedly stepped on a piece of glass. University officials say he could miss about 10 weeks.

“This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man,” OSU head coach Urban Meyer said. “He’s handling things well, though. He’ll be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he’ll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that.”

If you remember, Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman broke his foot over the winter simply by walking. Last November, a UCLA basketball player was sidelined after he cut his foot during a snorkeling excursion.

The Buckeyes are transitioning to a new offense under Meyer, and the senior Hall was expected to see an expanded role after gaining 405 yards rushing on 99 attempts last season. If the recovery timeline is accurate, Hall will miss at least two regular season games.

Photo credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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