Injured Bryant among OSU's senior honored Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State's seniors are introduced before Saturday's final home game against Indiana, most will run across the field and receive a thunderous ovation.

One will hobble out on crutches — and may get the warmest reception.

Safety Christian Bryant, called the heart of the defense by coach Urban Meyer, broke his ankle on the next-to-last play of the big victory over Wisconsin almost two months ago.

On Saturday, most will be smiling and celebrating, while Bryant may be left to think about what might have been and what lies ahead.

Bryant swooped in as the trailer on a tackle in a game already decided. Linebacker Joshua Perry made the initial hit, then rolled over Bryant's ankle.