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"Everything Good" After Miller Surgery

 
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 3:35pm

By Matt McCoy

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his injured right shoulder and coach Urban Meyer said reports are the operation "went well."

Miller suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder while throwing a pass in practice last week. Renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the operation at his clinic in Pensacola, Florida.

"He had surgery and everything is good," Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. "It's very positive. All reports are there were no surprises and everything went well."

The shoulder injury will keep the senior captain on the sidelines this season but he is planning to return to the Buckeyes in 2015.  Recovery time is estimated to be between 9 and 12 months.

Here are some other comments from Meyer's conference call.

On new starting quarterback J.T. Barrett's progress: "I just started seeing this young man develop (during training camp). We all thought he would...we recruited him and he comes from a really good high school program and a really incredible family and all those positives are coming out right now."

On leadership training classes helping the Buckeyes deal with the Miller injury: "They've been trained for a year and a half on how you can't control events, you can control your response to events. This is as difficult an event you have to deal with, when one of your captains goes down and it happens to be a quarterback...but they've handled it well....We're ready to go play and see how it goes."

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