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OSU Braxton Miller Reinjures Shoulder

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Braxton MillerOhio State University quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his shoulder during Monday’s practice, after declaring that he was 100% healthy earlier in the day.

Miller appeared to suffer a non-contact injury in the same shoulder, his throwing shoulder, on which he had surgery in Februrary, and was escorted off the field under medical supervision. According to OSU officials Miller will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but as it stands right now, Miller’s status for his senior season with the Buckeyes appears to be in jeopardy.

Ohio State officials have declined to comment on the suspected severity of the injury, and also cancelled media access to the team on Tuesday, scratching scheduled interviews with assistant coaches and players. Officials also said that they will not comment on the Miller injury until they have more concrete information to share about the quarterback.

In leading the Buckeyes to the Discover Orange Bowl during his junior season last year, Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also running for an additional 12 trips to the endzone.

If Miller has to miss any extended period of time, the playoff hopes for the Buckeyes, who start the season ranked at number 5 in the AP preseason poll, as the likely first back up is redshirt freshman, J.T. Barrett, who has never thrown a pass in an Ohio State uniform, with his backup being sophomore Cardale Jones, who has only thrown 2 passes in his OSU career.

The loss of Miller, on top of the departures of 4 of the teams starting offensive lineman, the teams leading rusher, and the teams leading receiver from last year, the Ohio State offense may have to adjust to a lot of new faces in an extremely short amount of time.

Ohio State fans everywhere are hoping for good news when the results of the MRI are revealed.

 

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