Ohio State’s national title hopes rest on the arm and legs of quarterback Braxton Miller, but his status is up in the air after reportedly suffering a shoulder injury in practice on Monday, according to Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch:
Lori Schmidt of 97.1 The Fan said the team was mum about the situation:
Stewart Mandel of FOX Sports provided his initial take on the injury:
Miller is among the most exciting players in college football due largely to his dual-threat nature. He has a penchant for making things happen with his legs when plays break down, but that also inevitably leaves him susceptible to injuries.
That was apparent last season, as Miller missed close to three games with an MCL injury and then later injured his shoulder against Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
Miller’s injury history prompted the Buckeyes to enter the 2014 season with plans to reduce Miller’s designed runs as much as possible in order to lower the risk of him getting hurt again, per Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.
While Miller was somewhat limited during the offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery, he insisted in late July that he felt good and was ready to return to action in the near future, according to ESPN.com’s Austin Ward:
I feel like it’s stronger. Man, everything that was damaged in there has been cleaned out. So even if I didn’t have that injury, I feel like everything from before that injury has been cleaned out. I barely had any rust when I came…
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