Report: Braxton Miller progressing quickly through shoulder rehab

Monday July 28th, 2014

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller said he's "ready to go" after offseason shoulder surgery, reports Miller's rehab program called for easing back into working out by throwing a tennis ball, but that only lasted for one day before the senior quarterback progressed to throwing footballs. 

"I feel like it's stronger," Miller told in an interview Monday. "Man, everything that was damaged in there has been cleaned out. So even if I didn't have that injury, I feel like everything from before that injury has been cleaned out. I barely had any rust when I came back... My body is ready to go."

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Last season Miller completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 2,094 yards and 24 TDs, all career highs. He also burned defenses with his legs, rushing for 1068 yards on 6.2 yards per carry and 12 touchdowns. 

Ohio State enters 2014 with National Championship aspirations after going 12-2 and losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten conference championship game in 2013. The Buckeyes lost to Clemson 40-35 in the Orange Bowl to finish their season. 

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