Ohio State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller left Ohio State’s game against San Diego State on Saturday with a knee injury in the 1st quarter.
After being pinned between defensive back King Holder and linebacker Jake Fely on a tackle at the Aztecs’ 12-yard line, Miller’s helmet popped off and he stayed on the ground for a time. Miller was helped to his feet but was able to walk off the field under his own power. He was later taken to the locker room on a cart.
According to ESPN.com, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said at halftime that Miller had a sprained knee and could return to the game. His knee was put in a brace after being evaluated by the Ohio State staff.
Senior quarterback Kenny Guiton replaced Miller and has gone 15 for 22 for 139 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in his absence. Guiton has also rushed 8 times for 88 yards and a touchdown as Ohio State leads San Diego State 42-7 heading into the 4th quarter. Miller has yet to return to the game, and with that score may not be needed.
Braxton Miller was 2 for 2 for 30 yards in the game, and also rushed one time for 5 yards before exiting with the injury.