Ohio State’s defensive end Chase Young will be out of action this weekend due to a potential NCAA issue from 2018.

The Buckeyes are to face Maryland on Saturday but will be without Young who is facing an indefinite suspension for the potential violation.

The junior player released a statement on Friday which outlined what he did to warrant the disciplinary action from the NCAA.

"Unfortunately, I won't be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue. I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I've known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I repaid it in full last summer and I'm working with the University and NCAA to get back on the field as soon as possible. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support. God bless and go Bucks!"

According to Fox Sports, the family friend is not an agent or a Buckeyes booster.

A loan, one which he paid back. It wasn’t a gift but a loan. Now, it is unclear what the loan was for, but it just seems ridiculous. Had it been a booster or an agent that gave Young the loan then it would be a bit more reasonable to suspect it of being a violation, but it was from a family friend.

The Buckeyes’ athletic department is looking into the issue. The school is optimistic that the star defensive end will return to the lineup this season after being cleared.

This would be the first setback of the Ryan Day era at Ohio State, as the team has vaulted to the top of the CFP rankings with a perfect 8-0 record during the first two months of the season.

Part of that success is thanks to Young, who has had his name batted around as a Heisman Trophy hopeful and a potential top pick in the NFL Draft next year.

The junior has collected 13.5 sacks with the next one giving him the single-season school record. He has also forced five fumbles over the eight games this season. Young is coming off a career weekend where he recorded four sacks against Wisconsin.