Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward will miss the upcoming Senior Bowl and perhaps much more after undergoing elbow surgery, according to a report from Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch.
According to May's report, Heyward underwent surgery at renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews' facility in Alabama. It is not immediately known when Heyward will be back to 100%.
The 6-5, 288 pound Heyward hyperextended his elbow in the Buckeyes' 31-26 victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.
Heyward was terrific in that contest, clearly struggling with pain throughout much of the game, but enjoying as dominant of a performance as we saw from any defensive lineman throughout the bowl games. He was officially credited with six tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two QB hurries and a pass breakup. Heyward earned First Team All Big Ten honors this season with 48 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, a safety and an interception he returned 80 yards against Miami.