Fifth-year senior safety Jamie Wood from Pickerington, Ohio, and fourth-year junior cornerback Adam Griffin, from Columbus are likely done with their college football careers due to shoulder injuries.
Wood, a two-time Varsity O letterwinner was trying to come back a second time from shoulder surgery. A veteran of 30 games, Wood played in four games last season for the undefeated Buckeyes before shoulder issues ended his season and prompted another surgery.
Griffin, the son of two-time Heisman Trophy winner named Archie, had shoulder surgery Thursday morning, and in all likelihood, won’t be physically able to play football again.
With those two losses, Ohio State’s depth in the secondary is shrinking. Last week, the Buckeyes lost freshman safety Jayme Thompson for the season after he suffered an ankle injury during practice and had surgery Aug. 8.
Thompson was a consensus four-star prospect and considered the top safety in Ohio by ESPN and the No. 12 prospect in the state for the class of 2013.
Ohio State has three more practices at the Ackerman Road field with two on Friday and one practice/scrimmage on Saturday before returning to the Harmon Family Football Park.