Meyer Goes Under Knife, Set For Spring Ball

Meyer Goes Under Knife, Set For Spring Ball

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer underwent surgery this past weekend to have a small fluid collection related to a congenital arachnoid cyst removed. Despite his recent procedure, Meyer will be on the field on Tuesday when the Buckeyes kickoff spring practice.

Dating back to his time as an assistant at Notre Dame in the late-90s, Urban Meyer has dealt with headaches stemming from a congenital arachnoid cyst. And while the now-Ohio State coach has managed to keep them under control for the most part, a recent flareup forced him to undergo surgery at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center this past weekend.

Per an OSU spokesperson, the third-year Buckeyes headman underwent surgery "to alleviate intermittent headaches Meyer had been experiencing the past few weeks." But despite his recent procedure, Meyer will be on the field with his team on Tuesday when the Buckeyes kickoff their spring practice slate.

In his first two seasons with Ohio State, Meyer has accumulated a 24-2 record, which includes a 12-0 season in 2012. The Buckeyes also began their 2013 campaign unscathed through their first dozen games, before dropping contests to Michigan State and Clemson.

A two-time national champion head coach during his time at Florida, Meyer briefly left the Gators following the 2009 season citing health issues. The Ashtabula, Ohio native then returned to Florida for the 2011 season, before retiring for a season and coming back to coach the Buckeyes.

During his time in Columbus, Meyer has not indicated that he has suffered from the same ailments he endured in Gainesville, which were believed to be stress-induced.

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