Details are sketchy at this point, but it appears Buckeye linebacker Tyler Moeller could miss part or even all of the 2009 season.
He was seen at the OSU Medical Center on Saturday for tests related to a head injury he suffered a few weeks back.
The university isn't being specific, but the word is that Tyler was at a bar down in Florida, and when another patron found out he was a LB for Ohio State, he sucker-punched Moeller square in the face.
It was mentioned that the attacker may have been a Florida Gators or Miami Hurricanes fan, although that has not been substantiated thus far.
The exact cause of the injuries has not been confirmed either, so as of now, this is all speculative.
Moeller was expected to be the opening day starter at middle linebacker.
If he misses part or all of this season, that could definitely cause the coaching staff to scramble for a resolution, and open the door for Ross Homan, Etienne Sabino, or Brian Rolle.
There is a rumor that was posted on Twitter that Moeller had surgery today to relieve brain swelling as a result of the attack. As of now, that is a rumor and not confirmed.
It's surprising that this was kept under wraps as long as it was. Well, since the cat's out of the bag, people need to stop guessing or starting any rumors.
Folks, this is a serious issue as Tyler was admitted to the hospital to reduce the swelling on his brain after suffering a seizure at Ohio Stadium during a team event as a result of his injury that took place in Florida after being "sucker-punched" and his head hit the ground as many have stated.
The good news is that they know who the assailant is and have third-party witnesses. There will be repercussions from this incident, but it's highly doubtful that Tyler will play this season and that is very unfortunate.
He will not report with the team today; kind of hard to do that from a hospital bed after surgery yesterday.
Sure, there will be a lot of assumptions and questions but right now Tyler just needs support and prayers from the Buckeye Nation.
Don't start assuming things and starting other rumors about why was he in Florida (he was on a family vacation) and got sucker-punched.
There are more details available but those REALLY DON'T MATTER right now, but they will come out in time. Don't expect to hear much right off the bat from Ohio State about the details either.
We here at BlockONation wish Tyler all the best for a speedy recovery and we'll update this story further, if and when any new information becomes available.
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