Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said quarterback J.T. Barrett is “probable” to play in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday.
Meyer on Monday said Barrett, who left the game with a knee injury in the third quarter during a win over Michigan on Saturday, is “really doing a nice job with all the rehab.”
The decision whether to start Barrett or backup Dwayne Haskins will be made later in the week.
Barrett did not practice Sunday.
Haskins, a redshirt freshman, entered the game with the Buckeyes trailing 20-14 and helped lead a comeback victory.
Barrett said he aggravated a meniscus injury before the game when he was bumped by someone while warming up on the sideline.
The No. 8 Buckeyes play No. 3 Wisconsin Saturday in Indianapolis.
Auburn tailback Kerryon Johnson is doing his best to downplay the right shoulder injury that knocked him out of the win over Alabama . Johnson said Monday he’s just “banged up” and trying to get healthy for the fourth-ranked Tigers’ SEC championship game against No. 6 Georgia on Saturday in Atlanta.
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