COLUMBUS — Several media outlets were reporting Monday night that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice earlier that day and could miss all or part of the season.
The story was first reported by Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.
Miller, considered one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, had shoulder surgery in February to repair damage done in the Orange Bowl against Clemson.
Ohio State would not confirm the injury Monday.
Miller had experienced soreness in the shoulder since the Buckeyes began preseason practice last week and OSU had limited his throws.
Miller had insisted all summer that his shoulder was 100 percent recovered and that he would be at full strength for the opener against Navy on Aug. 30 in Baltimore.
J.T. Barrett, a redshirt freshman, moved into the No. 2 quarterback slot this week ahead of Cardale Jones, who had come out of spring practice as the No. 2 behind Miller.
Miller has been voted the Silver Football winner as the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten the last two seasons.
He rushed for 1,068 yards and passed for 2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.