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OSU DT Haskell Garrett Released from Hospital After Being Shot in the Face

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Maryland running back Anthony McFarland (5) runs the ball against Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett (92) during the first half of an NCAA football game, in College Park, Md. One year ago, Maryland took Ohio State into overtime before a failed 2-point conversion resulted in a 52-51 defeat. McFarland Jr. enjoyed the finest day of his career in that back-and-forth duel with the then-No.9 Buckeyes. In the rematch Saturday, the Terrapins are a 43-point underdog. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett has been released from the hospital Monday after being shot in the face early Sunday morning.

Columbus police said Sunday (h/t ESPN) that Garrett was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center with a through-and-through gunshot to his cheek. The incident was called in to police at 12:28 a.m. ET Sunday.

No further details have been given on the incident, and no suspect has been named.

Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors confirmed Garrett was discharged from the hospital Monday. Prior to Garrett's release, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day released a statement on Garrett's condition:

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Ryan Day statement on Haskell Garrett https://t.co/DF3c5IF3l3

Garrett, a senior, recorded 10 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss in 2019. He has appeared in 33 games during his Buckeyes career.

Players have remained on campus for workouts even though the Big Ten has postponed the 2020 football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Garrett was slated to potentially start and will be eligible for the 2021 season thanks to an NCAA rule that grants all fall athletes an extra year of eligibility.

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