Updated: Ohio State's Trey Sermon leaves CFP National Championship game, headed to hospital with apparent collarbone injury

Nick Gray
The Tuscaloosa News

Ohio State running back Trey Sermon did not return to Monday's CFP National Championship game against Alabama after leaving with a left collarbone injury following the Buckeyes' opening possession.

Sermon carried the ball on the first play from scrimmage, a two-yard gain, then left the game while favoring his left arm and shoulder. ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor said during the second quarter that Sermon was headed to Broward General Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale after getting X-rays at the stadium. Taylor also reported that Sermon was holding his collarbone as he came off the field and went inside to the locker room.

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Sermon has been crucial to Ohio State's offense in the final month of the season, running for a school-record 331 yards and three touchdowns in the Big Ten Championship Game win over Northwestern and gaining 193 yards on the ground with a touchdown against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl CFP semifinal.

Master Teague, who was not available on Jan. 1 against Clemson, is available tonight as the Buckeyes' backup and scored two first-half touchdowns.

This story will be updated.