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Miller sore, but expected to play vs. Penn State

Buckeye Nation took a collective deep breath as star quarterback Braxton Miller gingerly got into a golf cart and was taken to the locker room after a hard hit Saturday against Purdue.

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller looks for running room Saturday against Purdue. Miller was later knocked out of the game on a hard hit, but is expected to play this week against Penn State. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK REED)

Head coach Urban Meyer was not an exception. He was asked Monday if he saw the season flash before his eyes when Miller went down.

“Sure,” he said.

Meyer and Ohio State fans are breathing easier now after Miller was checked out by doctors and cleared of any serious injuries. He was expected to practice today and be back leading the team at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Penn State (ABC).

“After the game I went over to see him, along with our strength coach, and then (offensive coordinator) Tom Herman stopped by afterward,” said Meyer. “All the test results came back. I guess the term is negative, which is positive. He’s very sore, sore neck, and we expect him to practice (today).”

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