Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder today, two sources close to the football program confirmed for The Dispatch last night. It’s considered a minor procedure, but the recovery likely will limit his activity during spring practice starting on March 4.
Miller apparently injured his shoulder in a loss to Clemson on Jan. 3 in the Orange Bowl. Despite the injury, he finished the game, but since then sources said the shoulder has bothered him to the extent where the procedure is in order.
Miller spoke Wednesday after receiving the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as Big Ten MVP.
“You’ve got to take time for rest after a football season like that, but my body is well, it’s rested,” Miller said. “It’s ready to get motivated again and get back out there on the field.”
The decision to have the procedure evidently was made after that.
Ohio State has three other quarterbacks on scholarship: sophomore Cardale Jones, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett and freshman early enrollee Stephen Collier. Offensive coordinator Tom Herman said this week that after Miller, the order at the beginning of spring practice likely would be Jones, Barrett and Collier.
— Tim May
By Tim May
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