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Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller's season may be in jeopardy

Ohio State's star quarterback may miss 2014 after reportedly reinjuring his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Miller was first injured in the Orange Bowl.
Miller was first injured in the Orange Bowl.
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According to the Columbus Dispatch's Tim May, two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller reinjured himself in practice this afternoon and his 2014 season may be in jeopardy. An Ohio State spokesperson told 97.1 The Fan's Lori Schmidt, "the team doesn't currently have a response they'd like to make."

Scout's Bill "Bank" Greene stated that he was told that "[the] MRI is tomorrow and [that] that will tell the tale" on Miller. He went on to add that Miller was "injured on [a] routine out pattern throw."

source told CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler that Miller "was scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday morning, but may have pushed it up as news grew." He later expanded upon that, stating "[the] team didn't know if he'd be out a day or a month or what. [It] all depends on what comes back."

Miller had had surgery this past offseason to deal with an injury suffered in the Orange Bowl against Clemson. The process of his recovery and precisely how far along he actually was had been subject to much speculation by media and fans alike over the course of the last several weeks.

With Miller having had reported setbacks in practice recently, whether or not he was available for the Navy and subsequent big out of conference matchup against Virginia Tech had been the subject of much internet and sports talk radio debate and discussion over the last several days, despite the insistence of the Buckeye coaches that Miller would be ready for the season opener. If Miller's 2014 is truly lost, any and all trepidations about Ohio State's aspirations to play in college football's first ever playoff become undeniable.

A season without Miller would likely mean the Buckeyes turning to redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. OSU head coach Urban Meyer said this past weekend that Barrett surpassed Cardale Jones as the principal backup quarterback for the Bucks. Offensive coordinator Tom Herman told the media earlier today "The offense moves better when [Barrett]'s in the game."