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Ohio State LB Baron Browning out for a ‘couple months’ with shoulder injury

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Tough break for the rising young freshman.

Baron Browning
2017 ILB Baron Browning

One of Ohio State’s more intriguing 2017 early enrollees’ Buckeye football career got off to a bit of a rough start when Urban Meyer announced freshman LB Baron Browning will have surgery and miss “a couple months” of practice, Meyer told the gathered at a post-practice media availability.

Meyer told reporters that Browning is expected to undergo surgery today but should be at full health by June. He’s expected to be ready to go for Ohio State’s fall opener on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers.

Browning, a 247Sports Composite five-star inside linebacker from Kennedale High in Kennedale, TX was one of the more electric additions to the Buckeyes’ most recent recruiting class. He was expected to compete for playing time right away and when he returns to full health, should help Greg Schiano and Billy Davis’ defense.

Per Land of 10’s Jeremy Birmingham, Browning’s surgical procedure is to treat a “torn labrum”: