According to sources close to the program, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right (throwing) shoulder in practice Monday afternoon and his season could be in jeopardy.
The injury, first reported by Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch, is to the same shoulder Miller had surgery on in February. Miller was limited in spring practice and held out of Ohio State's spring game. The coaching staff was working to ease Miller back into the flow of things during fall camp prior to him re-injuring the shoulder.
Miller will have the shoulder examined, but early reports indicate he may have to miss some or all of Ohio State's season. While Miller would have the option to redshirt should he have to miss the season, that's far from a given if he decides he'd rather test the NFL waters than spend another year in college.
Urban Meyer said Saturday J.T. Barrett had moved slightly ahead of Cardale Jones for Ohio State's backup quarterback position.
An Ohio State spokesman declined to comment.