Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SAINE, HERRON WILL PLAY SATURDAY AGAINST AGGIES IF CLEARED

Photo of Brandon Saine by Darla Dunkle-Hudnell

COLUMBUS — Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel stated at his weekly press luncheon in Columbus that the playing status of running backs' Brandon Saine and Daniel "Boom" Herron, for this Saturday's game against New Mexico State, are still unknown.

Herron — who has been out of commission with an ankle injury the past few weeks — is considered "questionable" for New Mexico State, and Saine, who left last Saturday's game with Minnesota due to a concussion, will remain going through all the tests that ensue following a head injury.

However, Tressel said that if they are able to play, they will.

"If Brandon Saine is cleared, Brandon's playing," Tressel said. "If Boom Herron is cleared, he's going to play. We need (this game), this is an important game."

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE — According to the university, there are still tickets remaining for this Saturday's game against New Mexico State. They are tickets that have been returned by the visiting school.