Braxton Miller, Heisman frontrunner, was taken to the hospital after this hit during today’s narrow win over Purdue.
We’ll have more updates as more information becomes available later this afternoon. The Buckeyes, sans Miller, came back to win 29-22 in overtime.
Update, 5:55 p.m.: Miller has been labeled “symptom-free” at the hospital this late afternoon, according to various media reports. It appears that OSU assistant athletic communications director Dan Wallenberg was the first to share the positive news about 20 minutes ago:
Later, Lori Schmidt of 97.1 The Fan in Columbus shared the full Buckeyes statement:
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller left the game against Purdue late in the third quarter. He was taken to the Wexner Medical Center, on the campus of The Ohio State University, because of concerns of a possible concussion. He was examined – head, shoulders and neck – and he has been cleared. He is symptom free of all ailments and he is doing fine. He is in the process of being released from the hospital.
Obviously, his health will be a big question all week as the Buckeyes look to improve to 9-0. But for now, let’s all rejoice in the fact he is healthy and back home.
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