Ohio State's Miller set to practice this week
Columbus, OH – Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to practice Tuesday when the ninth-ranked Buckeyes start preparing for Saturday's game against Penn State.
Miller was taken to a local hospital after being slammed to the ground during Saturday's game against Purdue. Tests came back negative, but Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer said the sophomore is sore.
"All the test results came back; I guess the term is negative, which is positive," said Meyer on Monday. "He's very sore, sore neck, and we expect him to practice tomorrow."
Miller was dragged down from behind by Purdue's Josh Johnson after a 37-yard run late in the third quarter of Ohio State's eventual 29-22 overtime win. He remained on the ground for a time before being helped off the field.
After a few minutes on the bench, Miller was slowly moved to a cart and taken into the locker room before being taken by ambulance to the medical center on campus.
Miller has thrown for 1,384 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 58.7 percent of his passes. He is also Ohio State's leading rusher this season with 959 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games.