COLUMBUS – Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will return Saturday at Penn State and should not be limited in what he does, coach Urban Meyer says.
Miller is suffering no lingering effects from a scary-looking fall he took against Purdue except a sore neck.
“Five (Miller’s number) is doing good. He was full speed in practice yesterday and today,” Meyer said on Wednesday. “He has a sore neck but today was much better. He’s ready to go.”
Miller was taken to Ohio State Medical Center in an ambulance after landing on his head after being tackled at the end of a run in the third quarter against Purdue.
“I’m good. I’m all good,” the OSU quarterback said. “That was the first time something happened like that, landing on my head and neck.
“I didn’t know what it was and I was nervous about it at first. But I went to the hospital and everything came out good.”
Meyer said, “He’s a competitive guy and he’s very resilient. “A lot of it was just emotional like, ‘What was that?’ He’s had ankles before, but that was a whiplash type injury. I am proud of the way he has responded. That was a unique injury.
“Competitors are competitors and they go as hard as they can. Braxton Miller is a competitive guy. Competitors fight through adversity.”
HALL OUT FOR SEASON: Senior running back Jordan Hall will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury and would be able to receive an injury redshirt season if he chooses to return to Ohio State next season, Meyer said on his weekly radio show on Thursday.
“He re-hurt his knee. I think there is a message being sent from above. I don’t know if he will play again (this year). If all goes well he will redshirt and come back next year,” Meyer said.
Hall, a co-captain missed the first two games of the season after surgery to repair a torn tendon in his foot, then suffered a partially torn ligament in his knee against Michigan State on Sept. 29 and has not played since.
SELLOUT SATURDAY: Penn State has announced Saturday’s game is a sellout. Tickets are still available on non-university websites.
MEYER QUOTE OF THE WEEK, PART ONE: “Guys have to step up. We’ve got some dead weight that has to become undead.”
MEYER QUOTE OF THE WEEK, PART TWO: “You hear, ‘Statistics are for losers.’ Well, usually it’s losers saying that.”