UPDATE, Feb. 21, 2014, 5:25 p.m. ET: Ohio State confirms the report of Braxton Miller’s minor, outpatient surgery on his right shoulder. Says he’ll be limited in spring drills.
Original story is as follows:
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is reportedly set to undergo a minor procedure on his right shoulder Friday, according to Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors.
While the procedure is minor, it's slightly worrisome that the surgery will be on his throwing shoulder. It's likely the injury occurred in last month's 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.
This isn't the first time Miller has come down with an injury. Last year he missed almost three full games due to a sprained MCL. Fortunately, the Buckeyes had a reliable backup in Kenny Guiton to fill his place. He also suffered a couple of minor injuries during his first two seasons in Columbus, with the most notable one coming against Purdue in 2012.
It's unlikely Miller will play in April's spring game either way, but he could potentially be physically ready for it if everything goes as planned. This year's game will be back in Columbus after being played in Cincinnati last year due to renovations to Ohio Stadium..
Miller threw for 24 touchdowns and 2,094 yards in 12 games as a starter last season. He added 1,086 yards and 12 scores on the ground.
He was honored for winning the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award at last night's basketball game against Northwestern. Miller will likely be one of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy heading into the 2014 season.