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Report: Braxton Miller re-injures shoulder, could miss season

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Does everyone remember when we wrote one of the most important positions on the Ohio State Buckeyes was the backup quarterback? Actually, it was yesterday. Unfortunately, it may have proven to be prophetic.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Sunday that the Buckeyes were expecting to “take a big step” Monday in regards to easing Miller back into regular practice repetitions after having offseason shoulder surgery.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Miller re-injured his surgically-repaired right shoulder during the Buckeyes’ Monday afternoon practice.

“The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season,” Tim May wrote.

The actual severity of Miller’s injury will be determined Tuesday.

If Miller misses the season or any significant amount of time, it would be a devastating loss for the Buckeyes. Miller was considered a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. His experience and skill set were perfect to lead an offense that had questions marks at both running back and the offensive line. Miller could have carried the team until the offense truly started to gel.

Now, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who recently earned the role as the team’s No. 2 quarterback, is expected to lead the team into the regular season Aug. 30 against the Navy Midshipmen. Barrett was a four-star recruit the coaching staff eventually expected to be the future of the program. Well, the future is now.

Despite all of Meyer’s previous claims that Miller remains “right on schedule“, the team was easily knocked off-schedule if Miller’s injury is as significant as feared. And the Big Ten East becomes a wide open race for any team to claim.

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39 Responses to “Report: Braxton Miller re-injures shoulder, could miss season”
  1. lsuzilla says: Aug 18, 2014 9:47 PM

    Good. I hate Ohio St and their praise from idiotic analysts because they dominate a cupcake schedule. Enjoy your crappy season buckeyes.

  2. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:51 PM

    Go troll somewhere else lsu troll.

  3. lsuzilla says: Aug 18, 2014 9:57 PM

    “Waahhh. You voiced your opinion and I don’t like it. You’re a troll! Waah”

    Sincerely,
    jrs45

  4. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 18, 2014 9:58 PM

    As a Michigan fan, I say this with all due respect -outsiders will now see how good Kenny Guiton was.

  5. general74 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:59 PM

    You know what they say next man up. Its definitely a huge blow but who knows maybe Barrett is the real deal. I guess we will find out in 12 days. I wonder if Miller can get a medical redshirt because this has to kill his NFL draft stock.

  6. cincyfredo says: Aug 18, 2014 10:00 PM

    Bucknuts play the easiest schedule in NCAA this year. Look at this list of power house teams:
    Navy, Virginia Tech, Kent State, Cincinnati, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn St, Illinois, Minnesota, and Indiana. That is 10 cupcakes. Only 2 tough games, Mich and Mich St. They could go 10-2 with a blind QB. Big 10/12/14 or whatever they are plays the easiest schedule in NCAA. Any Big Ten team that is undefeated is equal to about a 8-3 SEC, PAC 12, or even ACC team.
    Don’t understand why Bucknuts get so much attention. Urban Decay.

  7. mikeyc27 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:01 PM

    Maybe people will finally realize Ohio is overrated at 5. Without Braxton they’re nothing. How do they deserve to be ranked 5 when the first two decently ranked teams blow then out of the water (also UM). They can’t win on the road vs good teams. OSU average program in awful conference. Swap they’re schedule with Auburn and they’re 5-7.

  8. mikeyc27 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:02 PM

    Kenny Guiton graduated dumbass

  9. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:02 PM

    lsuzilla,

    And OSU will still have 9+ wins this season.

  10. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:10 PM

    Good stuff lsuzilla. Jrs45 is the biggest retard on here.

  11. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 18, 2014 10:11 PM

    @mikeyc27

    Yes, I know.

    Thus the word, “was”.

    Which is past tense.

    Genius.

  12. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:11 PM

    Good stuff cincyfredo. Hit the nail on the head.

  13. dmarado says: Aug 18, 2014 10:12 PM

    Wow, that’s terrible. I hope Miller makes a full recovery.

  14. cbass59 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:13 PM

    Lsuzilla smells like corndogs.

  15. laxer37 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:13 PM

    Braxton’s running ability accounts for about 75% of the Buckeyes offense. Without him the Bucks are just as average as the rest of the Big Ten.

  16. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:14 PM

    Lmao general 74, braxton Miller has no NFL stock. Hes not even a good college QB.

    Wow you Suckeye State fans are stupid.

  17. floriorules says: Aug 18, 2014 10:15 PM

    Nothin better than a black hating southern rebel dumping on the mighty Buckeyes. Finebaum rules!

  18. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:17 PM

    All of the little douche bag haters are out. Hey browns fan why don’t you worry about your quarterback???

  19. bonerchamp says: Aug 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    bummer man

  20. crazyfootballfun says: Aug 18, 2014 10:19 PM

    I hate the cupcakes Ohio State always plays, but do feel badly for a player like Miller. Hopefully it won’t be as bad as it currently seems.

  21. irishdodger says: Aug 18, 2014 10:27 PM

    I have no love for tOSU…especially Urban Meyer…but I’m still not going to rejoice in an injury to one of their key players. Stay classy SEC fans.

  22. dacatindahat says: Aug 18, 2014 10:40 PM

    there are truly some classless pieces of work that post here…

  23. mogogo1 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:49 PM

    Bigger question is when he comes back does he play RB or receiver to try and make it to the NFL? He was already going to be a longshot as a QB at the next level but repeated shoulder injuries pretty much blows any shot he had out of the water.

  24. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 18, 2014 11:21 PM

    Maybe Urban can have a bible study with him and he’ll be healed.

  25. mrterpnc says: Aug 19, 2014 12:01 AM

    Alot of heartless people post on this site no matter who your favorite team is. Haters all around.

  26. canetic says: Aug 19, 2014 12:33 AM

    Urban Meyer is suddenly contemplating spending more time with his family.

  27. oldforester says: Aug 19, 2014 4:16 AM

    “Navy, Virginia Tech, Kent State, Cincinnati, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn St, Illinois, Minnesota, and Indiana. That is 10 cupcakes. Only 2 tough games, Mich and Mich St. They could go 10-2 with a blind QB.”
    Could not agree more. OSU plays only one (1) team on their schedule in the consensus top 25, let alone top 10.
    Sorry for any injury, but the media ranking OSU in the top 5, before any injury, with that schedule is pathetic.
    OSU = Overranked – Season filled with Underdogs. When you see a game in Columbus remember that bowl is filled with 100,000 pieces of dog chow.

  28. chicagocane says: Aug 19, 2014 6:28 AM

    mmmmmmmm…..corndogs…

  29. dmarado says: Aug 19, 2014 7:04 AM

    Why is the troll crap allowed to be posted about tOSU but not about SEC teams? Just an honest question so I know what I’m dealing with on this site.

  30. waynefontes says: Aug 19, 2014 7:16 AM

    dmarado says:
    Aug 19, 2014 7:04 AM
    Why is the troll crap allowed to be posted about tOSU but not about SEC teams? Just an honest question so I know what I’m dealing with on this site.
    —————————————————-

    You must be new. There is trolling on almost every single thread related to any SEC team or the conference overall. A lot of it from Ohio State fans.

    That’s too bad about Miller. I don’t like Ohio State, but I never want to see a player injured.

  31. kaspauf says: Aug 19, 2014 8:25 AM

    Not an Ohio St. fan but the kid could play and like always I never like to see players hurt, play awful is another story but he impressed in the games I did watch of him last season. I hope it is not season ending and he just misses a few games.

  32. maddog111 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:34 AM

    lsuzilla says:
    Aug 18, 2014 9:57 PM
    “Waahhh. You voiced your opinion and I don’t like it. You’re a troll! Waah”

    Sincerely,
    jrs45
    ——————————————-
    I’m not an OSU fan in any way, but your opinion about a young man being injured and possibly missing the season was “good”. Punk move to be happy about a kid getting hurt.

  33. bigbuckeye76 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:45 AM

    All I’ll say is this, OSU fans are not happy about our schedule either. The B1G is flat terrible and when this schedule was made, VaTech was awesome. Regardless, it’s the conference games that are the real let down. As for Miller, the guy has never played a full season without injury. Time to move on.

  34. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 19, 2014 8:51 AM

    Aaaaaaaaaaand Michigan State’s path to the big 10 title just got that much clearer. I mean it was pretty obvious that we were going to win it before this injury but now it’s guaranteed. Sparty on!

  35. kastout11 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:05 AM

    You hate to see injuries, especially to a young kid who would have probably been a top 10 pick and possible Heisman Trophy winner. The biggest thing to me is that now Penn State will beat Ohio State soundly without Miller, while if Miller would have played, it would have probably been a barnburner, still might be.

  36. classyjacklambert says: Aug 19, 2014 9:40 AM

    It always stinks to see an injury. But let’s be honest, it’s not like anyone in the B1G was going to be a serious national championship contender this year.

  37. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 19, 2014 9:53 AM

    classyjacklambert says:
    Aug 19, 2014 9:40 AM
    It always stinks to see an injury. But let’s be honest, it’s not like anyone in the B1G was going to be a serious national championship contender this year.

    Wrong as usual. Michigan State is definitely a national championship contender.

  38. sfsugator says: Aug 19, 2014 10:59 AM

    I wonder how he re-injured it?

  39. seasickcecil says: Aug 19, 2014 1:20 PM

    Braxton Miller to miss season
    Brett McMurphy
    ESPN.com | August 19, 2014
    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is out for the season after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday’s practice, a source told ESPN.

    Miller had an MRI on his right (throwing) shoulder Tuesday morning, revealing the season-ending injury.

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