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Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller to have surgery Friday

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The best player in the Big Ten will undergo surgery on Friday. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will have surgery on his throwing shoulder, which was hurt in the Orange Bowl against Clemson.

As first reported by Eleven Warriors, the surgical procedure Miller will have is minor and is not expected to affect his status for Ohio State’s spring football practice schedule. Still, any time a quarterback has surgery on a throwing arm it can be cause for concern.

Miller has been roughed up as Ohio State’s starting quarterback. Miller missed playing time early in the 2013 season after suffering a sprained MCL and has been open to taking hits in the field due to his knack for taking off and running at times. Clemson managed to sack Miller five times in the Orange Bowl this past January, and Miller admitted later to being hurt early in the game and playing through pain.

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11 Responses to “Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller to have surgery Friday”
  1. Professor Fate says: Feb 20, 2014 9:28 PM

    Why did it take a month and a half to determine surgery was necessary?

  2. spunhead73 says: Feb 20, 2014 9:55 PM

    Surgery won’t help his noodle arm. Overrated!!!!

  3. vincentbojackson says: Feb 20, 2014 10:34 PM

    Miller’s arm was nothing special before the injury. He’s proven he can shred anyone with his legs, but few teams seem concerned about him beating them through the air.

  4. 10kmp says: Feb 21, 2014 8:54 AM

    @spunhead73 says: “Surgery won’t help his noodle arm. Overrated!!!!”

    You’re an idiot.

    I’m not saying Miller is an NFL ready quarterback (he isn’t). He isn’t accurate and his ability to read defenses is lacking… but the one problem he doesn’t have is a “noodle arm”. He has one of the strongest arms in college football. He can throw it a mile on a rope.

    @bojackson. Again, Miller’s arm is very special. He has a cannon. Accuracy? not good… but to say his arm is “nothing special” is to admit you know very little about this particular player. Being a great passer and having a cannon of an arm are two different things. Miller is very short on the former, but very strong on the latter.

  5. chunkala says: Feb 21, 2014 10:18 AM

    He definitely has a strong arm but honestly who cares, especially if the ball is always sailing into the stands? More myopic OSU fans.

  6. 10kmp says: Feb 21, 2014 10:50 AM

    Myopic? I said he has a strong arm in response to two posts directly above me that state, essentially, that he has a weak arm. I also said he isn’t NFL ready and he can’t read defenses. That isn’t myopic. That’s telling it like it is. More pea- brained, “myopic” haters who hear what they want to hear instead of what was actually said.

  7. sfsugator says: Feb 21, 2014 11:04 AM

    Not a buckeye fan but to be honest I thought Kenny G. played better than Braxton don’t know if his shoulder was still messed up toward end of the season. I thought Kenny played lights out when given the chance.

  8. dacatindahat says: Feb 21, 2014 11:30 AM

    admitted Buckeye fan who got to watch Braxton play in high school…he has gotten better at playing QB every year, he make makes some great throws and he makes better decisions than he did as a freshman…he’s a great college QB…not saying he’s an NFL QB but to call him a “noodle arm” or “over rated”, or to say he doesn’t have enough arm is just ignorant hatred…yeah, it shows…

  9. jrs45 says: Feb 21, 2014 6:27 PM

    10kmp,

    Don’t waste your time with these loser trolls!

  10. dkhhuey says: Feb 23, 2014 4:55 PM

    Get well Braxton and bust it at rehab – we’ve got some high expectations for 2014 and you’re a huge part of it!

  11. dkhhuey says: Feb 23, 2014 5:45 PM

    To those saying Braxton is overrated –
    Attempts: 231
    Completions: 146
    Percentage: 63.2
    Passing Yards: 1860
    Passing TDs 22
    INTs: 5
    Rushing Attempts: 153
    Rushing Yards: 1033
    TDs: 10
    Average per carry: 6.8

    QB rating: 157.9

    I’ll take that year after year after year!!! Our defense was the issue this year – not our offense!

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