Ohio State's Bosa on Rudock's injury: 'He's doing fine'

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
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Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa said he checked on the well being of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, a friend and former high school teammate, following last Saturday's game.

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa sacks Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, causing him to fumble and injuring him on the play in the fourth quarter. The fumble was later reversed, but Rudock had to be helped off the field and did not return.  Bosa and Rudock were high school teammates in Florida.

Bosa sacked Rudock in the fourth quarter, and Rudock landed hard on his left shoulder. He did not return to the game but sources have told The News he is expected to be ready for a yet-to-be-determined bowl game.

"I actually texted him after the game, make sure he was OK," Bosa told reporters Wednesday, according to 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. "I don't know if I'm allowed to say what he has, so I'm not going to, but it wasn't that serious.

"We mess around with each other, talk about the funny rivalry and all the great comments I got on my Instagram post about how classless, and how much of a dirtbag I am for messing with one of my friends from high school. But we both had a laugh, and he's doing fine."

Rudock joked before the game he was looking forward to seeing Bosa after the game but hoped he wouldn't see him during the game.

Bosa was asked about celebrating after the sack, something most, if not all, players do after that type of play.

"Of course, I'm not celebrating him being hurt," Bosa said. "I had no idea he was hurt."

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game that Rudock had an AC injury. That is where the collarbone meets the highest point of the shoulder.

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