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Report: Braxton Miller’s season in jeopardy after reinjuring shoulder


The Ohio State Buckeyes may be in trouble before they even begin their season. Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller could be lost for the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired shoulder.

Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season.

However, the news is just developing and May says Ohio State has yet to confirm the news.

According to May, it would be J.T. Barrett, not Cardale Jones who would start for the Buckeyes in place of Miller, if he is indeed lost.

But it likely means that redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett will be the starter when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy on Aug.30 in Baltimore. Barrett moved ahead of sophomore Cardale Jones late last week in the competition for the No.2 spot behind Miller, Meyer and offensive coordinator Tom Herman said.

Miller has been a two-time Silver Football award winner, which is equivalent to the Big Ten MVP which is voted on by league coaches.

The senior quarterback was also a key reason to the Buckeyes being voted No. 5 in the preseason AP polls.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from Ohio State.

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