Ohio State football: Urban Meyer provides injury updates

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The Buckeyes improved to 7-0, but some issues that have bothered them persisted.

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Ohio State finished its win over Minnesota with a lengthy injury list.

Urban Meyer indicated it won’t be quite as long when the second-ranked Buckeyes head to Purdue for a Saturday night game.

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Defensive end Jonathon Cooper and linebacker Malik Harrison will be back this week after missing last week’s game with concussions.

Defensive tackle Robert Landers, a Wayne High School grad who has dealt with an unidentified injury most of the season, is probable. So is offensive tackle Thayer Munford, who left the Minnesota game with an ankle injury and has been battling a hip issue.

Cornerback Damon Arnette, whose injury has not been disclosed publicly either, is questionable.

There is also question about who will be Ohio State’s kicker.

Sean Nuernberger’s status is uncertain after he suffered a groin and quad strain in warmups last weekend.

He was replaced capably by Blake Haubeil, who made three field goals and three PAT kicks against the Gophers.

Nick Bosa, who suffered a core muscle injury in Ohio State’s win over TCU in week three, will not be back this week, but Meyer said he is scheduled for a checkup this week.