The injury bug may have bitten Ohio State in a serious way on Monday night when it was reported that Braxton Miller re-injured his shoulder during practice. The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May reports that Miller’s season could be in jeopardy.
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season.
Miller suffered an injury to the same shoulder during Ohio State’s Orange Bowl game against Clemson. He underwent surgery in February and was rehabbing his way back into playing shape.
If the injury from Monday is as severe as it initially sounds to be, he would likely be given a medical redshirt this season.
Losing Miller would greatly impact Ohio State’s outlook for the inaugural College Football Playoff. Currently in position to take over the starting quarterback role is redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett.
The university has yet to confirm the news regarding Miller’s injury.