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Urban: ‘A chance’ Braxton Miller plays Saturday

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While there’s nothing definitive as of yet, it appears Ohio State could… maybe… possibly have its starting quarterback on the field for Game 3 of the 2013 season.

Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller suffered a lower-leg injury toward the end of the first offensive possession of the Buckeyes’ blowout win over San Diego State yesterday.  Carted off the field for further examination, it was subsequently reported that Miller had suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Head coach Urban Meyer told the media following the win that, following “a long discussion on the sidelines” with medical personnel, he felt the three-year starter could’ve gone back in the game but “decided it was best not to.”  As for his prospects of playing on the road against Cal Saturday?

I think there’s a chance he’ll be ready next week,” Meyer said.

It likely won’t be until midweek, at the earliest, that any type of decision on Miller’s availability will be made.

Based on how Miller’s replacement played against the Aztecs, though, the Buckeyes have somewhat of a cushion as far as rushing the starter back onto the field.  During his three-plus quarters of time on the field, senior Kenny Guiton passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns.  He also led the team in rushing 83 yards while adding another score on the ground.

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4 Responses to “Urban: ‘A chance’ Braxton Miller plays Saturday”
  1. goyotes says: Sep 8, 2013 2:38 PM

    I guess I don’t understand how a player is healthy enough that he “could’ve gone back in the game” on Saturday, but there’s only “a chance” he’ll be healthy enough to play next week. Am I missing something?

  2. wustlumdnj says: Sep 8, 2013 2:56 PM

    I have a feeling tOSU has a tad bit more talent than Portland State (who got robbed last week; I watched the whole game and there were a couple game-changing bad calls by the refs).

    They shouldn’t miss Braxton Miller

  3. dutchman1350 says: Sep 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    There as no MCL strain…he was concussed. If he said he had a concussion, he would not be allowed to return. Expect more of this.

  4. blueinok says: Sep 9, 2013 12:29 PM

    Glad to see the young man is going to be okay. I hate to see anyone get hurt, even if they are you most hated rival.
    Go Blue!

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