Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, head coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Barrett aggravated an issue with the cartilage in his right knee before and during this past weekend's victory over rival Michigan. He left that game in the third quarter, but said at its conclusion that he expected to be healthy enough to play for a conference championship against the Badgers. Meyer said he wasn't sure about Barrett's status after the game, but the quarterback's health moved in a positive direction in the ensuing 48 hours. "That's moved into probable right now," Meyer said in his weekly news conference. "He's really doing a nice job with all of the rehab." Meyer said the Buckeyes will give more practice reps than usual to backup option Dwayne Haskins during the week of preparation. Haskins replaced Barrett and led a comeback win at Michigan in the fourth quarter. Meyer said the redshirt freshman's performance in a high-pressure situation gives the Buckeyes confidence that he can take over for Barrett again, if needed.
J.T. Barrett (knee) upgraded to probable against Badgers
ESPN | Nov 27