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Braxton Miller injury update: Ohio State quarterback passes concussion, shoulder tests

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller reportedly passed concussion tests at the Ohio State Medical Center. The Buckeyes' quarterback apparently also did not sustain any major injury to his shoulder or neck, according to Austin Ward of ESPN.com.

The news comes as an unexpected surprise and relief for the Buckeyes, as it appeared Miller suffered a serious head or shoulder injury in the second half against Purdue. He had to be helped off the field and onto a cart, struggling to stand and walk under his own power. He was taken to the Ohio State Medical Center in an ambulance shortly thereafter, another sign that the injury appeared serious.

But Miller is set to be released from the hospital, with OSU officials telling Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer that there are no concussion symptoms.

Ohio State has a huge game on the road against Penn State next week. Despite the postseason sanctions for both schools, the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes appear to be the frontrunners in the Leaders Division, even if in name only.

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