Kristen Finstad

Buckeyes Get Both Grants Back For Michigan Game

Created on Nov. 26, 2013 6:03 PM EST

With a second consecutive undefeated regular season on the line, Ohio State will get both starting linebacker Curtis Grant and starting cornerback Doran Grant back for its rivalry game at Michigan. 

Head coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Curtis Grant will be ready to play this weekend after missing the last two games with ankle and back issues.

"We didn't feel like he was quite ready, and we've got to get him back," Meyer said, according to "I think Curtis Grant will be good to go, which we'll need him in this game."

Doran Grant missed the second half of the Buckeyes' win over Indiana last weekend, but Meyer said he should be ready for the Michigan game. 

Ohio State, like many teams, has suffered a blow to the roster due to injuries, and it had Meyer struggling to fill the 70-man travel roster for the Buckeyes' game at Illinois two weeks ago.

"Every team is dealing with injuries, but to see some young people are stepping up, I'm glad we recruited well, and I like the young players we have," Meyer said. 

Saturday's game will kick off at noon ET at Michigan Stadium.