Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller left the field less than three minutes into Saturday’s game versus San Diego State with a left knee injury. As of the beginning of the second quarter, Miller had not returned to the game.
According to a report on the ABC telecast, Miller will not return to the game.
Miller was carted to the locker room, where he had a brace put on his knee according to an OSU athletics spokesman. He returned to the sideline prior to the end of the first quarter, but did not return for the Buckeyes’ first possession of the second quarter.
The injury occurred at the end of a 5-yard run up the middle of the field by Miller to convert a 4th-and-1 situation. Miller was hit by two defenders at the end of his run. His helmet was knocked off in the process and he appeared to take a shot to his head on his way down to the ground, but an OSU athletics spokesman confirmed the injury situation was with his knee.
Miller was replaced in the game by redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton. Guiton completed six of seven passing attempts for 72 yards in the first quarter, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown on the Buckeyes’ third offensive series of the game.
Miller completed his first two passing attempts of the game for 30 yards prior to leaving the game. The 5-yard run was his only rushing attempt of the game prior to his injury.