Sep 7, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is taken to the locker room after being injured on a play against the San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Braxton Miller injury update: Ohio State QB “stiff”, is day-to-day


The Ohio State Buckeyes got a little good news today, a few days after QB Braxton Miller went down with a knee injury.

Miller sprained his MCL on the opening drive of the Buckeyes’ 42-7 win against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.  While rushing for a first down, he was hit and forced to exit the game.  At first, it was thought to be more serious than that, but a strain means that the team, and Miller, have dodged a bullet for now.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer addressed the Miller injury in his weekly press conference today.

“[He] is a day-to-day decision…He’s feeling much better, but he’s just a little stiff.  We’ll know more [Tuesday] morning after that 48-hour period with this injury.”

This isn’t the first injury situation with the junior. He had to leave Week One’s game against Buffalo with cramps, a game that Ohio State ended up winning 40-20.

The Buckeyes travel to California to take on the Golden Bears on Saturday, and Meyer has stated that if Miller is healthy, he will play. If not, senior backup Kenny Guiton will take the reins, as he did the rest of the way in the win over the Aztecs at the Horseshoe.

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