PM UPDATE: As per an announcement from the Athletic Department, Braxton will require additional surgery and miss the entire 2014 season.
In a statement, Braxton said that his plan is to attend graduate school following his graduation in December, and participate with the football team for the 2015 season.
I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever. I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season. In the meantime, I want to give all the support I can to my coaches and teammates as they chase a championship this season.
JT Barrett- Glad you’re a Buckeye, bro.
The world (OK, maybe just Ohio State fans and perhaps some B1G fans) was perhaps taken back a bit when it was announced Monday that Braxton Miller had injured his throwing arm, again. Original speculation thought this to be a season ending injury for Miller. Speculation has run rampant this afternoon on Miller’s status, but based on Clay Hall’s information, Braxton Miller is done for the season.
BREAKING: Have confirmed Braxton Miller is out for the 2014 season.
This is sad news for Braxton, for the Ohio State community, and for college football at large. This appears to be an unfortunate cap to a career that showed flashes of superhuman brilliance and athleticism, yet was marred by repeated injuries. Godspeed with your recovery, Braxton.
This amplifies the importance of the quarterback development of both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. The reins are now in their hands this season. I’m sure the Ohio State offensive planning will make this season’s offense still potent. We’ll be fine. Let’s hope that Braxton recovers as fully and completely as we will.