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Ohio State’s Braxton Miller symptom free, released from hospital

Andrew Holleran / Photo editor

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is “symptom free” and in the process of being discharged from the Wexner Medical Center, according to an OSU spokesman.

Miller appeared to injure his head in the third quarter of OSU’s 29-22 overtime win against Purdue, and was taken to the hospital on concern of a concussion.

Miller underwent tests on his head, neck and shoulder, but was declared “symptom free,” the spokesman said.

Before the injury, Miller was 9-of-20 passing for 113 yards and an interception. He also rushed the ball 12 times for 47 yards and a touchdown.

When Miller left the game, OSU was trailing, 20-14.

Coach Urban Meyer was unaware of Miller’s condition immediately after the game, but said he was as concerned as if it was his son laying on the field.

“I have concern,” Meyer said. “And especially, I think it’s a head so that concerns all of us.”

Miller was replaced by OSU redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton, who conducted the Buckeyes during a 61-yard touchdown drive in the final 47 seconds of regulation to force overtime. Once there, Guiton helped lead OSU to the eventual game-winning score, a touchdown run by junior running back Carlos Hyde. 

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