Ohio State football: Braxton Miller’s surgery expected next week

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Kyle Robertson | Dispatch
Braxton Miller was the Big Ten MVP the past two seasons.
By The Columbus Dispatch  • 
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Braxton Miller is tentatively scheduled to have shoulder surgery on Tuesday, a source close to the Ohio State quarterback told The Dispatch today.

The injury is to repair a torn labrum. Like the injury sustained in the Orange Bowl, the tear is a partial one, not a complete tear, the source said.

Renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation in Pensacola, Fla.

Miller had surgery in February, sat out spring practice and was being eased into action during preseason camp. But on Monday, making a routine 7-yard throw, he reinjured the shoulder.

Freshman J.T. Barrett, who redshirted last year while rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament sustained during his final high school season, is expected to take over for Miller this season.

Miller said that he intends to return to the Buckeyes in 2015.



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