Ohio State QB Braxton Miller has re-injured the shoulder he had surgery on in February, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The paper described playing status for the 2014 is “in jeopardy.” According to Eleven Warriors, Miller’s shoulder was placed in a sling. The senior’s likely replacement would be redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, a former four-star recruit.
Any extended absence from Miller would be devastating news for Ohio State. The Buckeyes enter the season ranked No. 5 overall in the AP Poll. Miller, No. 25 overall on out Top 50 college football players list, is among the Heisman favorites. The fortunate thing for Ohio State is their 2014 schedule is soft. They play one team ranked in the initial Top 25. Their two toughest games, at Michigan State and at home against Michigan, are in November.
[USA Today Sports]