Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields Clemson is still in Friday’s Sugar Bowl after a serious injury to linebacker James Skalski.
The play saw Skelsky drop his helmet behind Fields in the middle of the second quarter when the quarterback ball was rushing downfield. Fields was in visible pain after the hit but remained in the game and after two plays threw a nine-yard touchdown to Chris Olave to give Bucaye a 2-14-1 lead. This increases. He followed a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to finish the first half.
Skalsky was awarded a goal penalty and was sent off for a hit.
Fields, the finalist for the 2019 Heisman Trophy, is expected to pick up the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 21-year-old has hit 1,521 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions in six games for the Buccaneers this season.
In an ESPN half-yearly interview, OSU head coach Ryan Day said Fields was “the heart of the lion” and would return to the field in the second half. The decision to leave the game drew mixed reactions on social media, with some celebrating his determination and others fearing he could be seriously injured.
– Patrick Mahomes II (PatrickMohams) January 2, 2021
I don’t want to be heartless but all of you are acting like Justin Fields is the first person to hit and still play football.
There is no one out there who doesn’t look very good at the moment.
She will be fine. If anything, he’s earning points for the NFL Scouts.
– Eric Lloyd (@Ericloid) January 2, 2021
People. Justin Fields is not right. I have no idea how he is still there. Babu is tough.
– Jordan Strack (@JordanTrack) January 2, 2021
I’m just worried about Fields Man. He will not be out of the period there but will certainly not be free.
– Thug Danny (@Ropedop12) January 2, 2021
People dare on the field. I would never question the perseverance of a football player based on the nature of a sport.
– Shaunak Nadakarni (@ Snadkarni 108) January 2, 2021
Justin Fields had his torso collapse 10 minutes ago and now he is running a laser beam here.
– Robert Mess (@RobertMess) January 2, 2021