Buckeye Receiver Boston Is Hurting

It might turn out that the Texas A&M; defense isn’t as dangerous as the Texas pavement.

Ohio State’s standout wide receiver David Boston, from Humble, Texas, slipped on ice when he went home for the holiday break and sprained his ankle.

“The doctors gave him a shot; the swelling has gone down somewhat,” Ohio State Coach John Cooper said.

Cooper said Boston has returned to practice in a limited role for Friday’s Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.


“There’s no question David will play in the ballgame,” Cooper said. “How effective he will be remains to be seen.”

Cooper said Boston will not return punts. Boston ranked fifth in the nation with a 14.9-yard return average.


On the Texas A&M; injury front, linebacker Dat Nguyen said his sprained right toe is getting better every day. The undersized linebacker (6 feet, 225 pounds) who relies on his speed did say, “It’s going to slow me down a little bit.”