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2 Ohio State freshmen suffer knee injuries

Buckeyes LB Kyle Berger faces knee surgery; fellow freshman Dylan Thompson also hurt
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 12, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State freshmen have sustained knee injuries, with linebacker Kyle Berger facing surgery on the same knee he injured before his senior season last year.

Ohio State, which confirmed the injuries on Tuesday, said the Cleveland St. Ignatius High School product would have surgery next week.

Classmate Dylan Thompson, out of Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill., also sustained a knee injury but he will not require an operation.

Both players are out indefinitely.

Team spokesman Jerry Emig also disclosed that third-year wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos from Upper Arlington will end his playing career to concentrate on academics in hopes of going to medical school.




 FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014 file photo, Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant defends against Kent State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. With Cincinnati and their quarterback Gunner Kiel coming to Ohio Stadium on Sept. 27 to face Ohio State, it figures to be an important gauge of whether Grant and the Buckeyes' rebuilt pass defense can stop teams through the air. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Updated on Sept. 18, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.
 FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel throws against Toledo in an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. Cincinnati hosts Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 20, and then plays at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Updated on Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.
 FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel throws against Toledo in an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. Cincinnati hosts Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 20, and then plays at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Updated on Sept. 15, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.
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