Ohio State Heisman Candidate Out for Season [Details]
Sad news came out of Ohio State Tuesday afternoon as it was determined that starting quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the upcoming season after injuring his right shoulder during practice on Monday.
According to reports, Miller suffered a noncontact injury and was taken off the field under medical supervision. He underwent an MRI Tuesday morning that revealed the season-ending injury. He had minor surgery on the shoulder in February, but he made a full recovery and declared himself to be 100 percent healthy early on Monday. It is still unclear what the actual injury is.
Miller, a senior, threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and ran for 12 more scores in leading the Buckeyes to the Discover Orange Bowl last season. Widely considered a Heisman Trophy candidate coming into the season, Miller was the only quarterback from the power 5 conferences to throw for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards last year.
Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is now expected to be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State is ranked fifth in the preseason Associated press poll and was expected to compete for the national championship this year.