Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/19/14

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 12: Grant Schwartz #17, Adam Homan #49 and Kurt Coleman #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate with teammate Etienne Sabino #6 after his third quarter safety against the USC Trojans at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State's win over Nebraska last Saturday night was a costly one as senior linebacker Etienne Sabino broke a bone in his leg and will likely miss a month of action. "It's a tremendous blow," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. "He's a very good player, but it goes beyond that. Sabino's like a son and a brother to everybody. He's an incredible human being. I love that guy. "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. So that's first. We're going to miss him." Sabino had surgery on Sunday and had a plate inserted in his broken fibula. Meyer said the "best case" for Sabino is a three-week absence, and the "worst case is longer than that."The 6-0 Buckeyes play at Penn State Oct. 27, host Illinois Nov. 3 and are off the following weekend before playing at Wisconsin on Nov. 17. Ohio State was already thin at linebacker before the injury. Freshman Joshua Perry took most ...
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