Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Ohio State senior right tackle, Jim Cordle, will miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury, head coach Jim Tressel announced on Thursday.

"(Cordle's) ankle was bothering him a little bit Monday and we didn't think it would be a problem," Tressel said. "I thought it would get better Tuesday and it got progressively worse. I think it's a big deal anytime you lose somebody who's played so much."

Cordle has been a starter all across the line in his career with the Buckeyes and his leadership could be missed during the next few weeks, including this Saturday in Cleveland against Toledo.

Sophomore, J.B. Shugarts, will more than likely start at right tackle this Saturday, as he has been listed as the backup at both right and left tackle spots the past two games.

Fellow sophomore, Mike Adams, could also get a look on the right side, as he will ready to play for the first time this season, since being thrown in Tressel's doghouse during fall camp.

Is he finally out of the kennel?

"He's getting there," Tressel said Tuesday.

The Buckeyes will leave tomorrow by bus for Cleveland.