Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba Injury

Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba left Saturday's game against Notre Dame after suffering an injury in the first quarter of action.

Smith-Njigba was initially pulled from the game after a play in which he was struck in the head and his helmet came flying off onto the sideline.

He returned briefly, but OSU trainers pulled him from action again, taking away his helmet a second time, and ruling him out for the game.

Smith-Njigba caught a four yard pass midway through the first quarter and was tackled awkwardly by a Notre Dame defender.

He spent time on an exercise bike and trying to test out his leg.

A reporter said on the broadcast that the receiver complained about the area behind his left knee and around his hamstring.

In place of Smith-Njigba, the Buckeyes leaned more on Emeka Egbuka, who scored a touchdown early in the game to give Ohio State its first lead.