Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is reportedly expected to play in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove torn meniscus from his right knee Sunday.

Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch provided the update Thursday and noted the decision was made to limit the chance of further problems during the conference title game. The Buckeyes have not confirmed the news.

Barrett exited OSU's 31-20 victory over rival Michigan in the third quarter last Saturday due to the knee problem, which he said has been an issue throughout the campaign. Afterward, head coach Urban Meyer told reporters the setback occurred after a "guy with a camera" bumped into Barrett on the sideline.