Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was shot early Sunday morning, according to Columbus police.
Garrett was transported to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, where he is in stable condition following the shooting, which was reported at 12:28 a.m.
Officers found blood in the street and one shell casing at the scene. The officers followed a trail of blood about two blocks to where Garrett was found with a through-and-through gunshot wound in his cheek.
The Columbus police department has not released any information about a suspect and is not providing any other information about the shooting at this time.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day said in a statement that Garrett is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.
"On behalf of his family and this football program, we would like to thank all those who have been a part of Haskell's treatment and we are grateful that he will be heading home today. We will continue to help him and his family any way we can to expedite his recovery," Day said.
A senior from Las Vegas, Garrett has played in 33 games for Ohio State and had 10 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss last season.