Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday, according to a Tuesday afternoon ESPN report.
Miller, expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, re-injured his throwing shoulder at practice Monday afternoon, a source close to the team told Lantern TV.
According to the source, the team had not yet been informed of Miller’s status as of early Tuesday afternoon.
He originally injured the shoulder last season in OSU’s loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Miller was held out of spring practice and limited through the first portion of fall practice.
OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Miller was held out of the throwing portions of a Monday morning practice, but was expected to through in the afternoon. That second session was when Miller re-injured his shoulder while throwing the ball.
In between practices, Miller said he was “100 percent,” despite experiencing muscle soreness stemming from the shoulder surgery throughout camp.
Miller, a native of Huber Heights, Ohio, missed two full games and most of a third in 2013 as a junior. Then-backup Kenny Guiton replaced him and led the Buckeyes to three wins.
On Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer said redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett had moved ahead of redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones in the team’s backup quarterback battle. Herman said the OSU offense has moved the ball better when Barrett is on the field, as opposed to Jones, so far in fall camp.
Barrett’s only experience for the Scarlet and Gray outside of practice came in OSU’s 2014 Spring Game when he finished 17 of 33 on pass attempts and racked up 151 yards through the air.
OSU’s 2014 season is scheduled to begin at noon Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.