The Ohio State Buckeyes will open up the college football season as the no. 5 team in the country, according to the preseason AP Poll that was released this week, however they could be in some serious trouble with less than two weeks until the year starts. According to a report from Tim May at the Columbus Dispatch, quarterback Braxton Miller may have re-injured his shoulder in practice on Monday.
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season.
Miller has dealt with injuries throughout his entire career, and he had surgery on the shoulder this offseason. He had been practicing with the team since camp opened a few weeks ago, however on a limited contact basis throughout.
Now, Miller did miss a few games last season, but the team also had experienced backup Kenny Guiton behind him who was able to lead them through unscathed, en route to another undefeated regular season, while Miller was out.
This season, though, Guiton is gone, meaning that either J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones would have to take the reins of the offense.
Ohio State opens the season on August 30 against Navy in Baltimore.