COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Braxton Miller's senior season may be in jeopardy after reinjuring his throwing shoulder during a Monday afternoon practice according to sources close to the team and first reported by Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.
BuckeyeGrove.com has confirmed with sources close to the situation that the injury was a non-contact injury and that Miller was in severe pain after throwing what appeared to be a routine pass during the PM practice session.
Miller underwent surgery during the offseason before the start of spring practice after an injury that occurred in the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. Miller was in a sling during spring camp and was not cleared to throw until the summer.
The two-time Silver Football winner spoke with the media on Monday morning to discuss how he is coming back slowly but felt "100-percent" and would be ready for the Navy game on August 30th in Baltimore (Md.). Now the game with the Midshipmen seems like the least of anyone's concerns with Miller's season up in the air at this point. Ohio State's run for the Big Ten and chances for a berth in the College Football Playoff all appear to be in serious doubt.
Over the weekend Urban Meyer named J.T. Barrett the No. 2 quarterback behind Miller after surpassing Cardale Jones during fall camp. True freshman Stephen Collier would move up to the No. 3 spot if Miller is lost for any significant amount of time.
Barrett came off of a torn ACL from his senior season of high school in Wichita Falls (Texas) and redshirted for his first year at Ohio State. He has not seen any action with the Buckeyes during his Ohio State career. Cardale Jones attempted two passes (completing one) during his Ohio State career in very limited action in 2013.
An Ohio State Football spokesperson could not be reached for comment at time of publication with further information about Miller's status but we will update this breaking news as more information becomes available.
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