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.