Ohio State junior linebacker Tyler Moeller remains hospitalized Sunday with an undisclosed injury while his Buckeyes teammates reported for the start of preseason camp.
A spokesman at the Ohio State University Medical Center listed Moeller in fair condition Sunday afternoon. Buckeyes team spokeswoman Shelly Poe said Moeller is expected to join the team in the next day or two.
WCMH-TV in Columbus reported that Moeller sustained a head injury several weeks ago and was hospitalized for tests.
Moeller is a projected starter at outside linebacker for the Buckeyes after starting the final two regular-season games last fall. He recorded 18 tackles (3 for loss) in 2008.
"I just hope for a speedy recovery for him," defensive tackle Todd Denlinger told ESPN.com. "I know we'll see him here soon."
ESPN affiliate Web site Bucknuts.com is reporting that starting wide receiver Ray Small and reserve defensive end Rob Rose also didn't report with the team Sunday. Both players reportedly are dealing with academic issues that prevent them from participating in team activities.
Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.