Sunday, December 17, 2017
Colleges

Meyer: QB Miller's surgery a success

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.

The Ohio State quarterback will still miss the rest of the 2014 season after having successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder. "Braxton and I talked this morning before he went in," coach Urban Meyer said. "He had surgery. Everything is good."

Miller sent Meyer pictures of himself, his father and Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

He initially injured his shoulder in last season's Orange Bowl, then had surgery in February and missed spring workouts. He reinjured the shoulder Aug. 18 during preseason camp.

Meyer said everything went according to plan during surgery. "It's very positive," he added. "All reports are there were no surprises and everything went well. He's out of surgery and will be back tomorrow morning."

Miller is expected to be sidelined for roughly a year as he takes a medical redshirt. He has indicated he is on schedule to graduate in December and plans to return to the team to play for his final season.

J.T. Barrett will start for the Buckeyes against Navy in Baltimore on Saturday. The redshirt freshman has never taken a snap in a college game.

Auburn: Jeremy Johnson will be the starting quarterback against Arkansas Saturday, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point. That's about all coach Gus Malzahn would say about the situation. He had said Marshall and cornerback Jonathon Mincy would not start the opener after legal issues over the summer.

north carolina: The university is investigating what it describes as "an incident" and what Yahoo Sports reported was hazing that turned into an alleged assault. The website reported that Jackson Boyer, a walk-on wide receiver from Chapel Hill, sustained a concussion during an alleged altercation at a hotel near campus, where the team stayed during preseason camp.

STANFORD: Coach David Shaw said team doctors medically cleared Ty Montgomery to play in Saturday's opener against UC Davis. The team's leading receiver and an All-America kick returner had surgery on his right shoulder in February after playing with the injury part of last season. He also hurt a knee in a loss to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.

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