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Ohio State’s Braxton Miller Out For Season

Braxton MillerBraxton Miller, quarterback for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, reinjured his right shoulder during Monday’s practice, and an MRI performed today on the injured shoulder reveals that the quarterback will miss the entire season.

Miller had surgery on his right shoulder, his throwing shoulder, back in February, and before Monday’s practice declared himself to be 100% healthy in the recovery effort from the after effects of the surgery.

Many experts considered Miller to be a true contender for the Heisman trophy this year, as he was poised to lead the number 5 ranked Buckeyes, according to the AP preseason poll, into the season, hopefully so Ohio State could make an appearance in the first ever College football playoffs.

While the ramifications of the shoulder have become public knowledge, the specific injury that will keep Miller sidelined for the season has not yet been revealed by officials at Ohio State.

Miller, who last season threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, along with scoring 12 additional touch downs on the ground. Miller helped lead the offense to the Discover Orange Bowl where he first injured his shoulder. The surgery that Miller had in the aftermath of the Orange Bowl prevented the quarterback from participating in contact drills in Spring practice, and also forced him to sit out some practices in the fall.

The apparent replacement for Miller will be redshirt freshman, J.T. Barrett, who will take the field for the first time on August 30th when Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore. Redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones will serve as Barrett’s backup.

The drop off in experience is immense, as Barrett has never thrown a pass for Ohio State, and Jones has only ever thrown two.

Miller’s loss could be a major hurdle to overcome for an Ohio State team with National Championship aspirations this season.

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