Braxton Miller Injury: Updates on Ohio State Buckeyes QB's Head

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Braxton Miller Injury: Updates on Ohio State Buckeyes QB's Head
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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's head slammed off of the turf in his team's game against Purdue, and the quarterback was carted off the field. 

UPDATE: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:13 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

The news continues to get better for Miller and the Buckeyes. According to Buckeye Sports Bulletin writer Jeff Svoboda, it looks like Miller will play on Saturday in Happy Valley:

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UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Great news for Buckeyes fans as head coach Urban Meyer expects his star QB to return to practice on Tuesday, according to Cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises

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UPDATE: Saturday, October 20 at 5:45 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to ESPN.com reporter Austin Ward, Miller is doing much better:

 

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UPDATE: Saturday, October 20 at 5:16 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

Brandon Castel, a reporter for The-Ozone.net, brings potentially good news via FOX analyst and former Buckeye Eddie George:

 

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UPDATE: Saturday, October 20 at 4:49 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

Mark Jaworski, sports editor of The Journal Gazette, brings news from Urban Meyer concerning Miller's injury:

The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, added this:

 

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The Twitter account for ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett passed along this update:

They are not speaking out of line with the "worst nightmare" bit.

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports passed along this troubling bit of news, which was addressed on the TV broadcast of the game:

Obviously, the first concern is on Miller's condition. Hopefully, these drastic measures were taken more as a precaution than a necessity.

After concerns of health, though, is the reality that the Buckeyes are going to have a hard time coping with his absence.

Junior quarterback Kenny Guiton replaced Miller against Purdue. Entering the game, Guiton has attempted just 12 passes. That's not just for the season, that's for his career.

And Guiton has some huge shoes to fill. 

Miller is not only the Buckeyes' passing leader, but he's also the rushing leader. His 20 combined passing and rushing touchdowns account for well over half of Ohio State's 35 offensive touchdowns for the year. 

Any prolonged absence by Miller will be nearly impossible for Ohio State to overcome. Check back to this page, as we will bring you the latest updates about how long that absence will be. 

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