Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa's college football career is over.

The injured All-American intends to withdraw from school to spend time rehabilitating and training for an NFL career. He is expected to be a first-round draft pick.

No. 2 Ohio State made the announcement on Tuesday.

Bosa was considered one of the top players in college football before he suffered a core muscle injury against TCU on Sept. 15. He had surgery five days later, with no timetable set for a return.

Coach Urban Meyer said he understands the decision, saying, "I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter."