Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller says he’s “100 percent now,” but he’s been limited in practice. So has he completely recovered from offseason shoulder surgery?
“If the game was tomorrow,” coach Urban Meyer admitted on Media Day, “because of where he’s at, we’d be very cautious with Braxton.” Then he pointed out that the game is not tomorrow. It’s a little less than three weeks off.
“I anticipated this. I’ve dealt with guys with arm issues before, and we’re being very cautious. He’s right on schedule,” Meyer assured reporters.
It certainly sounds like that schedule includes one more week of Miller taking it relatively easy.
“If this was next week and he didn’t go, that would hinder his progress,” Meyer said.
Tight end Jeff Heuerman, who’s returning from a foot injury himself, added, “Hopefully at the end of this week, we’ll have it all put together, and we’ll be full steam ahead.”
However, Miller seems eager to prove his mettle now. “I feel good. I can throw right now…You want to run a route?” the signal caller challenged a reporter.
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