Saturday, August 30, 2008
Ohio State RB Wells carted off with apparent foot injury news services

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State Buckeyes tailback and Heisman Trophy contender Chris "Beanie" Wells was carted off the field during the third quarter of the second-ranked Buckeyes' 43-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday with an apparent foot injury.

Wells fell to the ground in pain before he was even hit, fumbling the ball away on a first and goal at the Youngstown State 2-yard line before grasping for his foot.

With Ohio State up 40-0 in the fourth quarter, Wells walked the sideline freely with a boot on the foot.

An Associated Press reporter asked him if he was OK and he nodded his head.

On the play, Wells writhed on the ground in pain while he was attended to by several doctors and trainers, with his teammates standing around him watching. Coach Jim Tressel also ran onto the field.

The junior had 111 yards on 13 carries, including a 43-yard touchdown burst as the Buckeyes rolled to a 26-0 lead at the time of his injury.