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Ohio State TE Heuerman Has Surgery

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Tight end Jeff Heuerman will miss the rest of spring practice after needing surgery on his left foot, but should return by June for Ohio State. Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images.
Tight end Jeff Heuerman will miss the rest of spring practice after needing surgery on his left foot, but should return by June for Ohio State. Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images.

Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman will miss the remainder of spring practice with a left foot injury, coach Urban Meyer told the media Tuesday.

Heuerman had surgery on the foot Monday and will spend six weeks in a cast and walking boot, according to multiple media reports. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end is expected to recover in time to return to football activities this summer.

Heuerman enters his senior season as one of Braxton Miller's top targets. He caught 26 passes for 466 yards and four touchdowns last year. He also missed multiple practices at the beginning of spring practice due to a broken nose he suffered during a tug-of-war exercise.

Receiver Jalin Marshall and safety Vonn Bell also are out due to injuries.

"Jeff didn't need as many reps, but we lost Jalin and we lost Vonn Bell, but the positive is they'll all be back fairly early," Meyer said after practice Tuesday, according to ESPN. "Sometimes you lose that summer training, which is terrible.

"Nick Vannett has done very well, one of our most improved players, and Marcus Baugh actually has had some good days. But we should have [Heuerman] ready to go full speed by June."