Urban Meyer was seen touching the side of his head at multiple points during and after No. 3 Ohio State’s 49-26 defeat of Indiana on Saturday, at one taking a knee due to severe pain.

On Monday, Meyer addressed the issue, saying it’s an issue with a cyst on his brain. He underwent surgery to address the issue in 2014, but he still takes medicine to deal with lingering issues.

“I’ve been dealing with that cyst for many years,” Meyer said, via Bucknuts. “We had surgery several years ago. When it does take place, they give me some medicine. I feel fine now. It’s something we have to monitor.”

The cyst became a side character during the Zach Smith saga, as Ohio State’s investigation found Meyer experiences memory issues as a side-effect of the medication he takes to deal with the cyst.

Meyer briefly resigned from Florida in 2010 after dealing with a health scare originally thought to be a heart attack but was later revealed to be “sever acid reflux.” “I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family,” he said at the time.

Meyer took a leave of absence in the winter of 2010 before permanently resigning from Florida after the ’10 campaign to focus on his health and family.

The coach said Monday additional surgery will not be required to treat the cyst. “Just get by with what we’re doing,” Meyer said.

Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) hosts Minnesota on Saturday (noon ET, FS1).

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