Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this week but is expected to play in Saturday's Big Ten title game against Wisconsin, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Barrett underwent the surgery on Sunday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He has experienced issues with the knee all season and the situation became worse when it was injured before and during last Saturday's 31-20 victory over Michigan.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer hasn't publicly mentioned that Barrett underwent surgery but said in a Thursday radio appearance that Barrett has been cleared to play against the undefeated Badgers.
"He's going to play in the game," Meyer said.
Barrett's knee issue worsened prior to the game at Michigan when he was warming up behind the bench area and was bumped into by someone carrying a camera. Barrett's knee twisted and he fell to the turf. He was treated by medical personnel and cleared to play in the contest.
But late in the third quarter, the knee again twisted while he was being tackled and Barrett departed the contest.
Meyer was irate after the game and called for an "all-out investigation" of the pregame incident.
The Dispatch reported Ohio State opted for the Sunday surgery because it felt repairing the torn meniscus immediately was a better option than having Barrett play Saturday and risk further injury.
Redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, who replaced Barrett in the Michigan game, is also being prepared to play in case Barrett has a setback.
Barrett has passed for 2,728 yards and 33 touchdowns against seven interceptions this season. He also has rushed for 672 yards and nine scores.
On Thursday, Barrett was named Big Ten Conference's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year for the third time.