Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is tackled by Kemal Ishmael #18 of the Central Florida Knights on September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was hurt late in the third quarter of the seventh-ranked Buckeyes' game on Saturday against Purdue.
Miller, mentioned among the top Heisman Trophy contenders, was completing a 37-yard run when he was thrown to the turf by cornerback Josh Johnson.
Miller didn't get up for several minutes -- he was in obvious pain -- while he was attended by several doctors and trainers. Eventually he sat up, then stood on shaky legs for at least 60 seconds before he was led to the sidelines. He was later taken to the locker room by cart.
Ohio State did not say what the nature of his injury was.
Miller completed 9 of 20 passes for 113 yards with an interception and ran for 47 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game.
UPDATE from Ohio State at 6:00 eastern:
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.
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