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Report: Braxton Miller surgery tentatively slated for Tuesday

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Braxton Miller‘s road to recovery appears to have a semi-official start date.

Citing a source close to the Ohio State quarterback, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Miller is tentatively scheduled to undergo surgery next Tuesday.  The procedure will be performed by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.

Initial reports had the injury labeled as a dislocated shoulder, which later morphed into a torn labrum.  Instead, the Dispatch reports, Miller suffered a partially torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder.

The injury, similar to the one he suffered during the Orange Bowl and for which he underwent February surgery, occurred during practice Monday as Miller was making a short throw to the sidelines.  There was no contact on the play.

Head coach Urban Meyer said earlier in the week that a timeline for a return would be 9-12 months, which means Miller could return as early as summer workouts in 2015 or as late as the end of summer camp.  Or, obviously, somewhere in between.

In a statement confirming his injury, Miller stated his intentions are to return to Ohio State next season and play for the Buckeyes.

With Miller out for the season, the Buckeyes are expected to turn to redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett under center.  At the very least, Barrett will get the start in the opener against Navy, although backup Cardale Jones is expected to see some action as well.

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9 Responses to “Report: Braxton Miller surgery tentatively slated for Tuesday”
  1. dprouse says: Aug 22, 2014 11:40 AM

    This happened, of course, about two days after the Sports Illustrated with Miller on the cover landed in my mailbox. The SI Curse lives again. That’s terrible luck for the kid – not only does he have a long rehab ahead of him, he now has the “injury prone” label that he will need to shake…

  2. scoochpooch says: Aug 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    Miller granted 9th year of eligibility.
    Ohio State will be fine, Meyer using his old tactics of refusing to play any real OOC opponents.

  3. blendedwhiskey says: Aug 22, 2014 12:19 PM

    Braxton will be greatly missed, but I’m optimistic for his rehab and return next season. Also, a great read on the 11W site on how the Buckeyes have prepared for this type of situation: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/08/39025/ero-ohio-state-is-ready-to-respond

  4. manik56 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:26 PM

    I don’t recall Meyer scheduling make believe football teams. All four are real football teams at real universities.

    Miller gets 5 years to complete 4 season just like every other player.

    Scoochpooch is a pretty stupid person.

  5. jrs45 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:29 PM

    dprouse,

    I have Jamesis on my cover. What’s gonna happen to him???

  6. jrs45 says: Aug 22, 2014 12:31 PM

    *Jameis

  7. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:53 PM

    jrs45 asks:

    “I have Jamesis (sic) on my cover. What’s gonna happen to him???”

    Probably get arrested.

  8. general74 says: Aug 22, 2014 5:17 PM

    So he is going to one of the best arm doctors in the world in Dr. James Andrews, I wonder who did his first surgery obviously he didn’t have any faith in going back to that person.

  9. jrs45 says: Aug 23, 2014 6:43 AM

    brutusbuckeye2011,

    Lmao!

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