Ohio State Football: Braxton Miller Cleared for Practice

Braxton Miller Cleared for Practice

10/22/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Blog Photo - Ohio State Football: Braxton Miller Cleared for PracticeOhio State sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to return to practice Tuesday after taking a vicious hit to the head against Purdue, reports Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch.

Miller suffered what looked to be a serious head injury Saturday afternoon when a Purdue defender brought him down from behind on a long run and he collided with the ground. He left the field in an ambulance and was sent to the Ohio State Medical Center with fears of a concussion.

However, all tests came back negative.

Even if Miller comes back to practice Tuesday, it's unlikely he'll be 100 percent and may need to sit out this week's game against Penn State.

Coach Urban Meyer wouldn't be hesitant to throw his backup quarterback out in Happy Valley, as Kenny Guiton constructed a 60-yard touchdown drive and two-point conversion with 48 seconds and no timeouts remaining in regulation last weekend to send the Buckeyes into overtime with Purdue.

He then set up Carlos Hyde for the game-winning touchdown run.

If healthy, there's no doubt Miller will get the nod under center. He's the most dynamic player at the position in the country and has the ability to score at any given moment.

But Buckeye Nation isn't going to freak out if he's still feeling the repercussions of the hit, either.


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