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Braxton Miller expected to practice Tuesday

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After a brief but very big scare, it appears Braxton Miller will be just fine moving forward.

The Ohio State quarterback was injured on a hard tackle at the tail-end of a 37-yard run late in the third quarter of the overtime win over Purdue.  After being taken via ambulance to a Columbus medical center, Miller was released from the hospital a short time later after an evaluation by medical personnel that led the school to describe the player as “symptom-free of all ailments.”

Monday, the news got even better for the Buckeyes heading into their game against Penn State this weekend.

Miller was listed as the starter on the initial depth chart of the week, and then, during his weekly teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer said his starter was expected to practice Tuesday.

Miller’s injury, the coach said, was in the neck area and the result of what he said was the whiplash-like effect of the tackle.  The neck is still sore but shouldn’t preclude him from either practicing or playing in the Nittany Lions game.

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12 Responses to “Braxton Miller expected to practice Tuesday”
  1. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Oct 22, 2012 11:26 PM

    On three plays in three different B1G games, Braxton has been hurt on three late hit penalties (not this one, obviously).

    Just thought that was interesting.

  2. pryor4heisman says: Oct 22, 2012 11:31 PM

    Miller for Heisman

  3. thraiderskin says: Oct 23, 2012 12:49 AM

    Wow… that “take down” looked really bad to me. He “might” not be the best player in the country, but he is damnwell one of the toughest.

  4. pjduffey says: Oct 23, 2012 7:45 AM

    With respect to running QBs, I find these late hit calls (yes, I know this wasn’t one) and allowing the sliding to be mostly BS. Flagrant late hits are bad, but most of these calls are pretty questionable.

    As far as I’m concerned, once a QB leaves the pocket he is a running back. These calls were just invented to make games higher scoring by giving QBs the ability to slide for a couple of extra yards. True running QBs take advantage of these rules and get massive runs. Either way it’s crap. Either the QB belongs on the field with everyone else, or he doesn’t.

    Hate the buckeyes, but I hope Braxton gets better. True talent.

  5. steincj36 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:59 AM

    Concussion. OSU won’t say it. But it was obvious. That’s because, at OSU, they “come to play FOOTBALL, not play SCHOOL. Classes is POINTLESS.” Miss Penn State because of a concussion? Nah. Concussions are nothing to worry about…

    In contrast, look how Notre Dame handled their QB concussion, a guy who ran off the field and pleaded with the coach that he was fine. Test, test, miss a game, more tests.

    Come on, Urban. You have nothing you can win this year. Why put a kid’s future in jeopardy?

  6. iloveflorio says: Oct 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    Either this kid is a major drama queen or Urban Meyer is more concerned about wins then he is about a players health, cuz that scene on Saturday looked pretty bad! And now 2 days later he’s fine! I’m not buying it, someone’s fibbing here?!?

  7. thraiderskin says: Oct 23, 2012 11:36 AM

    I am glad there are so many brain/head trauma experts on here. Perhaps the NCAA should investigate why ND held out their QB, but Ohio State isn’t. CLEARLY, Urban Meyer is up to no good. CLEARLY, Urban Meyer is more worried about winning than Miller’s health. CLEARLY, Urban Meyer bought off the medical staff who cleared Braxton. CLEARLY, some of you aren’t beyond biased and looking for any reason to rag on Ohio State.

  8. dkhhuey says: Oct 23, 2012 3:47 PM

    Wow – after seeing how disabled he was on the field, on the sideline, and in the cart to the locker room – I am pretty shocked was up and about when he was. That had to be one helluva headache on Sunday!

  9. steincj36 says: Oct 23, 2012 5:26 PM

    @thraiderskin, FYI, Notre Dame people love Urban Meyer. CLEARLY you are in denial about a kid who was knocked out cold. It’s terrible to see the way that OSU is handling this, and ND is the perfect contrast, especially since the injury was way less severe.

  10. spunhead73 says: Oct 23, 2012 7:04 PM

    Miller sucks and so do the Bucks!

  11. thraiderskin says: Oct 24, 2012 12:48 AM

    @Steincj36, My appologies… I keep forgetting where you have proven that you have some sort of expertise in head traumas. I’m not against how ND is handling one of their two starting QBs. I do not know the particulars of Miller’s injury, just that he was cleared to play. You can keep making up your conspiracy theory while hiding behind your “holier” than though ND, but in the end, different injuries effect people differently.

  12. general74 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:22 AM

    steincj36 If you watched the game and the replays miller was never out he just wasn’t moving everything. I would say he had a neck stinger because his whole left side wasn’t moving when they put him on the cart. Once a stinger goes away all feeling comes back and then you are just soar. The Ohio State hospital would not have released him if he had a head trauma as they have one of the best head trauma units in the world if they say he is ok I’m with them.

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