Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller had surgery to repair a torn labrum this morning.
“Everything is good. He just sent me a picture of him and the doctor and his dad, so it’s very positive,” said coach Urban Meyer, “All reports are there were no surprises, and everything went well.”
Happy to hear the news was Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who joined the list of Miller’s well-wishers.
“It’s tough to see a friend like Braxton…I mean, it’s rough. I don’t wish that for anybody. I don’t wish that for him especially. Hopefully everything in that situation works out for him,” Manziel said.
Miller has said that his plan is to graduate in December and then attend graduate school, thus returning to the Buckeyes in 2015.
“I hope he can…because first and foremost, I’m a fan of Braxton,” Manziel said. “I think he’s incredible for college football. I think he’s incredible for Ohio State and the state of Ohio.”
While Miller is out, redshirt freshman JT Barrett is expected to take over, and Manziel had some advice for the young signal caller.
“I think more than anything, he needs to depend on Coach Meyer, who’s been through it all. Their quarterbacks coach is a very creative guy, who is a standup guy as well. I would say lean on those guys. Lean on the older players that have been there. They have a lot of playmakers, so you get the ball to those guys in space, and they can really do a lot with it. Don’t try to do too much. I would say rely on your coaches. Rely on what they’re telling you, and most of all, have fun and go out and play football like you did in high school and like you’ve been doing your whole life.”
In the end, what Manziel would like to see is pretty simple.
“Man, I really wish them nothing but the best,” he said, “And I hope Braxton is OK.”