Braxton Miller ‘jolly’ as Penn State approaches
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 00:10
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said No. 5 is doing just fine.
After quarterback Braxton Miller left the Buckeyes’ overtime win against Purdue on Saturday in an ambulance, Meyer said the sophomore had “full speed” practices Tuesday and Wednesday.
“(Miller) is doing good,” Meyer said Wednesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. “He has a sore neck but today is much better.”
In his own words, Miller said, repeatedly, that he’s “good” despite a tender neck.
“It’s just a little bit sore,” he said.
Miller, who was taken to the Wexner Medical Center for tests on his head, neck and shoulder before being released “symptom free” later that night, said he wasn’t exactly sure what happened to him after being thrown awkwardly to the turf late in the third quarter.
“I didn’t know what it was so they took me to the hospital to see what it was,” he said.
Miller, though, said he’s watched the play since.
“Yeah I seen it and, you know, it was just one of them type of hits you close your eyes but it’s cool, it came out good,” he said. “I’m blessed.”
Miller said that was the “first time” something like that ever happened to him.
“I landed on my head, shoulder, neck type thing. I didn’t know what it was. I was nervous at first,” he said.
His backup, redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton, said Miller looked great in practice.
“I think he’s recovered well and he’s doing great,” Guiton said. “He’s been up and very jolly.”
Guiton, who helped engineer OSU’s comeback victory against the Boilermakers, said he isn’t sure of what his role in the Buckeyes’ game plan when they travel to Penn State for a 5:30 p.m. contest against the Nittany Lions.
“We’ll see Saturday,” he said.
Guiton, though, he got a chance to text Miller while he was in the hospital to tell the sophomore that he and the Buckeyes “won the game for him.”
Perhaps fortunately for Miller, someone did—the sophomore said he kept asking the nurses if they knew the score of the game.
“(They said) ‘I don’t know,’” Miller said. “’We’re working on you.’”