All is not well in Buckeye country after Heisman Trophy candidate and starting quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right throwing shoulder during practice Monday evening. In the off-season, the Ohio State star underwent microscopic shoulder surgery to repair any residual damage. The team subsequently held Miller out of practices before he and doctors declared himself 100 percent earlier Monday. The injury occurred during a non-contact drill and ultimately led him to being taken off the field under the training staff’s medical supervision. It was announced this afternoon that Miller will miss the entire 2014 season.
In his junior campaign, Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with an additional 12 scores on the ground. Ohio State enters the season ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ preseason poll and was expected to capture yet another Big 10 crown. The loss of Miller, a two-time Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year, could prove devastating to a team that relied heavily on their star player and could drastically change their direction moving forward.