Incredibly, Braxton Miller is Just Fine

By Jason Priestas on October 20, 2012 at 5:36p
139 Comments

When Braxton Miller went down on a hard tackle at the end of a 37-yard run, it didn't look good.

Just fine, thank you.

When he remained on the field motionless, it looked even worse.

And then when he was loaded onto an ambulance for a trip to the hospital, Buckeye fans everywhere began to write off the season.

Luckily, Kenny Guiton found a way to save the day on the field.

In even better news, Ohio State just announced that Miller, it appears, is going to be just fine.

He was taken to the university medical center because of concussion concerns. Once there, his head, neck and shoulder was examined and he was cleared by the medical staff after coming up symptom-free.

The full statement from Ohio State:

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.

Fan-tas-tic.

Even though he's getting released from the hospital, it's probably still a bit early to speculate about his status for next week's game against Penn State.

We'll have more information Monday with our coverage of Urban Meyer's weekly press conference.

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UncleBuck's picture

Great to hear. Get well soon Brax.

Buckeyejason's picture

That's fantastic news! Unfortunately we have to worry about this kind of thing for 2 more years because he's a run first QB.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Crimson's picture

We're going to be recruiting dual-threat quarterbacks as long as Meyer is here.  You might need to keep worrying for more than two years.

Buckeyejason's picture

Dual threat and running 80% of the time are two different things. 

BUCKEYES BABY!

onetwentyeight's picture

This is true. RG3 (college version, not getting-killed-out-there Redskins version lol) was a dual-threat QB but primarily made plays with his arm and only used his legs to escape. That's IMHO the ideal for Brax to reach. Running QB is someone like the NARD DAWG aka can ONLY make plays with his feet. 

Buck_Michigan's picture

Just need to find the Tebow/leak combo. The one prob with brax is he is not durable like a Tebow.

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Orlando Pancakes's picture

Wow. Is this a joke? From what everyone saw I can't believe it's not something serious. Amazing. Great news.

JozyMozy's picture

*huge, unfathomably gigantic exhale noise of supreme relief*

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Would not mind Kenny G taking the bulk of the snaps for the next two weeks.

BuckGuy003's picture

Nooo haha I'm traveling from va to go to the Illinois game and I gotta see my man brax in action

onetwentyeight's picture

IDK HWO THIS IS POSSIBLE BUT AWSEOME
 
All I know is if any of us were involved in that play, we'd be broken in two right now. Unreal.

cplunk's picture

This makes me almost as happy as Kenny G's heroics!

frogbaby236's picture

Great to hear this, now I can celebrate happily.

Colin's picture

It's fantastic news, but honestly I worry about this trend. He often seems genuinely hurt and then turns out to be fine. A problem with toughness maybe? I mean he seems tough because he always comes back in the game but if you aren't really hurt... why do you have to come out so often? Really we are just lucky Guiton has been playing so well.

onetwentyeight's picture

Best to err on the side of caution in these things. I don't ever want our school to turn into a "William Gholston head injury?! - Get back out there son!!" Sparty type of place. 

Colin's picture

I agree, but in other games this season he gets hurt and is out for a drive, and then turns out to be perfectly fine. Head injuries are definitely more serious but the other ones make me question it.

unknownmusketeer's picture

I would honestly not question Braxton Miller's toughness.  He runs into contact quite often.  The hyperextended knee/hip problem can really hurt.  As with a turned ankle, sometimes you can walk/run out any stiffness despite it being really painful.

Johnny Ginter's picture

lol come on man, he's not coming out of games because he stubbed his toe or has a hangnail. anyone who questions his tougness should try getting cheapshotted by 315lb kawann short and see how well they react afterwards

Poison nuts's picture

WORD.

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Colin's picture

Everyone gushes about his toughness when he comes back in the games, but I can't be the only one who wonders why he has to go out in the first place (obviously this is after he turns out to be perfectly fine). I can understand being tired like at Indiana and I get head injuries are to be taken seriously... but just laying down forever and not bouncing back up after a hit if it didn't turn out to be serious makes me question his toughness. Eventually we might find ourselves in a situation where Guiton comes in but everything doesn't work out fine. That one drive might be critical and Braxton's just sitting on the sideline because he has a bruise.
I love Miller but it reminds me of those kids you play sports against who act hurt all the time and then come back in as if nothing happened. He's our best player and him coming out so much may cost us a game (almost did today).

Johnny Ginter's picture

i really don't know how to respond to this other than you either didn't see the play (or any of the 84940234 awful hits the guy has taken this year) or you are the spiderman villain known as the rhino and have never felt the effects of forceful contact on your body

Colin's picture

I was at the game and I saw it. I wasn't counting this one I guess I should have made that clear. But when I watched a replay the commentator made a comment that he has had to come out because of injury in each of the last three games. He turns out fine which we are fortunate for but that is obviously a trend. 
And yes he takes a lot of hits but that comes with the territory, he isn't a child against men out there.

cplunk's picture

What he is though is a QB getting as many carries as an RB. 

joel121270's picture

I know when I was younger n more active I rolled my ankle and swore it was broken or sprained. It turned out that after walking it off for sout ten min it was ok muh to my relief and surprise. This kid has taken hit after hit this year and you should be awfully happy he has made it this far. You need to look t the play again and watch his head and it truly looked like he get his bell rung big time.
 

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

When you were younger did you have D1 talent looking to take you out of the game plan because you were the only real weapon on the other team?

joel121270's picture

You missed my point that was in response to the original poster in that he was, IMO, implying Miller was soft. I'm saying that sometimes we get an injury that initially feels like its the worst but after a few it's not as bad as what we thought. I have never played D1 nor would I ever doubt BM toughness. This kid is a beast in my book and more important than anything his health should lays come first in the eyes of the fans. Maybe YOU didn't get my point but in no way was I comparing myself to him and his toughness just saying how some injuries feel worse than thy are, as in when he got scared in the MSU game. Straight from BM himself.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Ok. I'm guessing neither one of us was offered a B10 full ride. So I question the injury that 'we' get.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I'm sorry for coming across like a penis....no poop against you.....just think that we sometimes think that by watching the game we understand what players go through. We have no idea.

joel121270's picture

Well as an athlete when I was younger I do understand what they go through to a certain extent. Like i said, i never questioned miller, someone else was and I was simply replying to that and that was my point, we don't know what's goin on at the time they are hurt and by the way he looked on the bench kind of scared me cuz it looked like he was having trouble breathing. Peace!

Kevdaddy8's picture

If he gets to be Rhino... I'm calling dibbs right now on Venom!  Sounds so cool..."VENOM!"  And oh yeah... I totally agree.

BuckGuy003's picture

Haha dangit you cant upvote staff!!!

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

Even if you subscribe to the belief that he's 'faking it,' which I don't; I can't believe you brought up today as an example of him costing the team. This is shameful. 
The only reason I didn't downvote was because it's not against the rules to post such things; but I was very close. Again, this is disgusting.

yrro's picture

You see almost every other position on the field come out for a couple plays a game after a bad hit. I've personally been hit hard enough or landed wrong on something multiple times to the point where I would have been useless on the next play, and been ready to play again five-ten minutes later.
You just don't notice it, because they don't have the ball in their hands every play.
Moreover, with quarterback, being *really* healthy matters. If a linebacker is a little gimpy or has a sore elbow for a play they might give up a slightly longer run. If a quarterback is gimpy the ball sails on him and he throws interceptions. Throwing a ball is easily one of the most physically complex movements in sports. There are so many things that an injury can mess up with that that you don't want your quarterback to just tough it out because it can ruin the entire possession.

Ashtabula's picture

I'm sure you're point of view is not welcomed...but I am beginning to fear it is the truth.  I believe even Urban is beginning to tire of these injuries.  Over the past few weeks, when Braxton goes down and is replaced by Kenny G, Urban keeps him in the rest of the series, even as Braxton is standing next to him ready to go.  This is a coach sending a message to his best player that he needs to be tougher.  Please don't think that I believe Kenny can do better, that would be ridiculous.  Braxton is a supreme talent, but I wonder if he will ever be tough enough to truly be respected by his teammates enabling him to lead this team to the promised land in the next two years.

Crimson's picture

Kenny stays in because they're running a game of tempo, and Meyer trusts Kenny.  You switch them out, and you lose your tempo.  If they didn't care about it, they would run with a traditional huddle.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I agree. I am nowhere near questioning Braxtons toughness

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buckeyedude's picture

Exactly, Johnny. Short knew it didnt' matter because it was the last play of the half. They should have tacked it on to the first play of the second half. Would like to see that rule.

 

 

Bolt's picture

It may not have been up to Braxton as to whether or not they took him off to the locker room or loaded him off on a stretcher. Very much could have been just the training staff not wanting to take any chances...and they shouldn't.

unknownmusketeer's picture

Based on the wobbliness of his knees when he was being taken to the bench and loaded onto the cart, Braxton Miller did not have a minor bump/bruise.

Bolt's picture

You can have a muscle related neck injury that seems serious at the time because it's extremely painful but will be fine eventually and the training staff doesn't want to take a chance. I'm not saying that's what this is because we just don't know yet. Typically any training staff will not dick around with any injury that has to do with the head/neck area and they shouldn't. All I'm saying is Braxton could've been in the locker room saying it hurts but I'm fine and they could've said we're not taking any chances. Again, they shouldn't.

yrro's picture

This may sound very lame, but I've landed on my head almost exactly like that in a game of flag football, and honestly for the next five minutes I was just happy that I could still move my legs. It was just a bad pull, but I certainly couldn't tell that was all it was at the time. About the only feedback you get is "holy crap that hurts" and "I really can't move my neck right now."

Colin's picture

I agree, people seem to think I meant that since he didn't have a concussion that I think he should have been put back it which isn't true. An actual example of what I mean is against Michigan St. (first time), Braxton was up and looked fine after only a couple snaps. If there's a time when Guiton doesn't score a touchdown like he did then we may have costed ourselves.

Colin's picture

Alright alright I guess I am a dummy. Glad Braxton is back I just can't explain myself well enough apparently.

DefendYoungstown's picture

I believe Coach Meyer would say your comments are "ignorant"

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Colin's picture

Possibly, but it's not like I called Braxton a wimp and said that he should have kept playing after potentially getting a concussion. All I was pointing out is that he misses a lot of time for injuries that often turn out to be nothing.
I admit I think I picked a very bad time to say this because I agree with how serious this one particular injury was. 

Poison nuts's picture

I've watched him get crushed all year, get hit late, get speared by 300 pound men moving as fast as they can, and his leg bend backwards & not miss more that a down or two...maybe you didn't call him a wimp - but even questioning the toughness seems like a strange thing to do having watched his play this year. Dude is pretty fearless & hard as a coffin nail IMHO.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

DefendYoungstown's picture

^^^^I agree, as Colin sits behind his computer composing such ignorant nonsense...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Colin's picture

I shouldn't have gone after his toughness but I won't edit my posts to save face. All I wanted to point out is how often he gets hurt and I'm dumb for going this route. I'm sure it is because he takes so many hits and the fact he always turns out okay shows he obviously has great toughness. It was insensitive given the timing and the fact that he was in the hospital, but it was just something I was worried about. I did not mean it to be a swipe toward Miller. Too late now so I take the downvotes.

Poison nuts's picture

No down votes here... just was throwing my 2 bits in.
Edit: don't know if you'll be back to this thread Colin, so I hope you didn't take my comment as attacking..not my intention - I just feel the dude is pretty tough & the reason he does get knocked out of the game here & there is that he's a little too tough - he's not really concerned enough about getting hit which causes him to get in harms way too often.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Rooster Buckburn's picture

Maybe it would have been better to say that he is 'injury prone'.  The way he plays his position, taking as many hits as he does, injuries are going to happen, hopefully nothing ever serious.  But there is zero question that this kid is tough and has a ton of heart.

Poison nuts's picture

Yeah ^^^ I really could typically care less with the down voting, but who ever down voted what I had to say here - why? I responded with a comment that I thought Our QBs toughness should not be in question that's a really strange reason to down vote someone.  I didn't say anything remotely lame....

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Poison nuts's picture

Oops - double send.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

cal3713's picture

I don't really feel like this comment deserves all the downvoting... The basic fact of the matter is that now whenever I see Braxton come out of a game, I'm going to assume he's actually fine.  I'm sure these plays hurt and would break any of us, but still, usually when the training staff has to carry you off the field (or your knee pops so badly that you fumble and have to be helped off the field), it is a very bad situation.

cal3713's picture

That said, I (and probably also the comment's OP) would still rather have Miller than any other player in the nation.  

NGBuck21's picture

Colin,

I agree with what you're saying. Not saying he isn't tough. But all these injuries and he comes back completely fine? I understand he gets run like a rb but that is the system he is in correct? And done of those runs are him not progressing through his wrs and making the wrong read on read option plays. Plus he isn't a boy. I keep hearing is 220 now. And don't use the asinine argument well you get out there and see how you take the hits. I'm 155 soaking wet. I don't want near those big fellas. But if you are a 220 pound dual threat qb then you need to toughen up just a little bit more. I understand taking precaution but he is hurt every game and comes back perfectly fine. There are a lot of other qbs out there that take the punishment he does and isn't hurt the majority of games played. Also, if it were a neck injury he would have been taken out on a cart.

Love the guy and his play making ability. But this is an annoying trend. I was legitimately thinking this guy just might have a serious injury this time and guess what? He's alright. No biggie. Next time he goes down how do you believe it? At this point if he goes down its like well we'll see if this is fir real or not. It will probably turn out to be nothing

Crimson's picture

Braxton: the little boy who cried injury!
This is getting to be ridiculous.  Someone who could just touch Braxton out of bounds instead throws his hands up to trip Braxton, and Braxton's head meets a metal box.  Braxton adjusts to a mistackle and lands on a hyperextended knee.  Yet, he needs to gain a few pounds and toughen up, because surely if he can play at some point in the game, he must be able to play right now.
While some people may not come out for as many plays as Braxton does, there are others who cut with the wrong leg, no defender around, and tear an ACL or MCL and are gone for a year.  There are also 300 lb linemen who get rolled up from behind with a similar injury and time out.  Are we supposed to criticize those people for not being tough enough?
Everyone gets their opinion, but I draw the line between calling out Braxton for a fumble or a pick, and complaining that Simon, Roby, or Braxton aren't tough enough because they don't play every snap or every game.  It's a violent game, and everyone gets hurt at some point.  We should be thrilled that Braxton got a clean bill of health and that we have a capable backup.

NGBuck21's picture

I'm thrilled about that. Doesn't change the fact he comes out more often than not and then ends up being fine. Just saying it gets annoying. It got annoying with Beanie as well. Not saying they aren't though by any means, but a little less drama with all these "injuries" would be nice.

And Braxton either milked that like crazy or something else is up. I mean the guy went to the hospital and couldn't even put weight down on his feet to walk himself while on the sideline. It was a scary site.

I'm thankful its not serious but considering he is all clear and good to go it points to one thing. He milked that injury today. Not saying he wasn't shook for a bit. But if the reports are to be believed, which I say they are, that points out to me that he was overacting.

Not saying this is a bad thing but he could be the type of kid that fears that it is going to be a lot worse than it actually is which would cause the "milking" of an injury.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

I'm glad you could provide your medical assessment of "milking it" from your couch, barstool or bleacher seat.  They should revoke his scholarship or something.
(sarcasm should be evident)

NGBuck21's picture

And another thing...

If Brax were to get his ankle rolled up on or were to make a cut and tear his acl/mcl I would feel bad.same for anyone else on that situation. I wouldn't question his toughness then. What I question is how serious are these "injuries"when he comes out and then back in all the time with nothing at all wrong with him
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I wouldn't question a 300 pound lineman's toughness by getting a knee rolled and hurt by it because the difference there is he actually gets hurt.

costinjr's picture

I've noticed that he tends to sell injuries. "Close" late hits out of bounds he'll stay down and he usually always gets the flag, even if he doesn't need to sell it. He did the same thing with the late hit today. I honestly think the thing that bothers me most, is the feeling I get when he goes down, because I think to myself that that hit has gotta be the one that just ended his season. It's a horrible feeling, however he always seems resilient enough to get back in the game. I just wish if he was dinged up a little bit, and needed to come out, he would just get up and it wouldn't be sold as the season ending injury every time, especially from commentators.

gravey's picture

Good news.  It doesn't seem odd to me.  Dude looks like he gets killed once a game, comes out and then he's OK.  

cajunbuckeye's picture

I'll drink to that!!!! Cheers!!!

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Bolt's picture

It could've been some kind of injury in his neck that they just weren't going to take any chances with. I've had a neck injury that was extremely painful and uncomfortable that wound up being not much but at the time of the injury they had to load me onto a stretcher and take me off to the hospital for testing because they didn't want to take any chances. I was perfectly fine after a day or two.

poop's picture

Very relieved but WTF? At least we know Kenny has his back.

GirthBrooks's picture

Wonder how hell feel when he finds out ohio state won. He may do a backflip

UncleBuck's picture

The way I'm interrpretting this Braxton does not have a concussion. Is that correct? 

Crimson's picture

new O-H Kee Pa on 20 October 2012 - 5:39pm #
Shit, good news!!! Braxton passed all concussion tests. Had his head, neck, and shoulders examined at OSU Med. Being released with no serious injuries.

Crimson's picture

This is the best news I've heard all day.  Wait, we're 8-0?  Hmm, tough call :)

otrain2416's picture

I can't believe he's not hurt I thought at the very least he had a mild concussion. Glad to know he's in the hands of top tier medical care. Hopefully a few days rest will help him out. Go Bucks!

LouGroza's picture

Great news! One tough SOB. Gotta learn to get out of bounds or slide son....

highwire's picture

I'm not sure how this is possible but I'll take it...happy for Braxton.

Dougger's picture

Is there any emotions a buckeye fan hasn't expressed today?

I like football

Poison nuts's picture

Dude - I can't speak for everyone - but I sure as hell went through them all....may have even come up with some new ones!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Buckeyejason's picture

Guys like Braxton and Denard never get serious injuries no matter how much of a beating  they take, it's pretty crazy actually.

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onetwentyeight's picture

Didn't Herman talk about this once in an interview, how the running QBs actually know the contact is coming every time and can brace for it, thus taking it "relatively" better (as far as SERIOUS injury goes) than your immobile statue pocket QBs who get blindsided and absolutely destroyed b/c they had no idea what just hit them? ... 

Sean N's picture

It is pretty amazing. But it is also quite frustrating that you know at least twice a game they are going to have to help Braxton off the field. And then I'm like "maybe this is the time he's really hurt" while Guiton hands the ball off for two plays. I guess that is what we have to endure to get the rest of Braxton's awesomeness, but my goodness.
Can you think of anytime that Pryor had to come put for a play. 

Alice in Aggieland's picture

Besides the "dual-threat" label, Pryor and Miller are two very different athletes. Pryor rarely took the type of hits Miller does because he didn't have the same smash-mouth running style; it seems like Miller takes more chances running into coverage than Pryor, who was a better open-field runner but didn't have Brax's ability to shift in close quarters.

Brutus's picture

TP also had one of the nastiest stiff arms ever, which helped him shed off a lot of contact.  Would be nice if Miller could learn a bit of that.  He'd be unstoppable.

Buckeyejason's picture

He tries to stiff arm guys..it just doesn't work. He whiffs a lot in that regard.

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Alice in Aggieland's picture

Pryor could stiff-arm so well because he has crazy-long limbs. He could literally keep a guy at arm's length and prevent the defender from touching him. TP has a WR's build; Miller's built more like a running back, much more solid.

SonOfBuckeye's picture

A friend in PA tells me he once saw a ball carrier try to stiff-arm Pryor (guess he played some D in high school).  TP just reached past the guy's flailing arm, grabbed him, and tossed him out of bounds.

Sean N's picture

That is exactly what is missing. We were blessed with beanie and then Pryor with those nasty stiff arms. They need to find some one to teach that to miller.

buckeyedude's picture

Never say never, Jason.

 

 

WiliestBuckeye's picture

Seriously, can this day get any better?

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Buckeyejason's picture

Yeah, if Notre Dame and Florida loses.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

Sadly, it doesn't look like Florida is going to oblige.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Wouldn't mind scUM blowing one at home to "little brother"...

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Buckeyemoflo's picture

You and me both.  Right now, looks like they might!

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Bama loss would be sweet

Sean N's picture

I would like to start an 11W petition that adds "playing armchair neurologist" to political discussion and racial epithets and other subjects banned in the comments. Between this and the Michigan State game, it is getting to be too much.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Yay! No Gray Box of Doom or even Beige Box of Mild Concern!

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Poison nuts's picture

Thank goodness. Great news!!!...I agree Buckeyejason - the way he plays without fear of injury makes him more prone to injury game in & out. Glad to hear it wasn't serious because it looked baaaaad.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

DaveCHS's picture

LOL. A guy who sits in front of his tv and on his computer is questioning the toughness of a kid that gets smooshed by a bunch of giants running at full speed 25 times a game.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I'm cool with Urbz saving him for UW & scUM. He NEEDS to be in those 2. Hope they teach him the run out of bounds before getting killed play.

Buckeyemoflo's picture

I am breathing a huge sigh of relief.  I had been checking websites all day long to find out what was going on.  Thanks for the heads up, 11W!

Nappy's picture

Awesome news!  The way he landed and acted afterwards it seemed like it could've been a number of things.  Glad it was all precautionary and hope he can suit up next week but we know Kenny G can step up when it matters.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Glad it was nothing serious for Braxton. Now that we have the scoop on our fleet-footed QB, how about we gush over our back-up. Can't say enough about his demeanor, leadership and will to win. This exemplifies what a Buckeye is. You fight and fight for your team and yourself and make the most of your opportunities. Kenny has to feel like everything he went through has been worth it. Just a feel good story all around. Congrats to Kenny for being the reason we won today.

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scarpenter614's picture

How many wins can sheer will and toughness get a team?  Urban said it best, we're not a very good team.  But we have a lot of heart.  How can Brax come out of that unscathed?  I sometimes wake up with a stiff neck just from sleeping awkwardly.  Then KG coming in and leading the offense to 15 unanswered pts.  And the D...there was no way in hell they were going to let them score after everything that went down.  So proud to be a buckeye today!

buckeyestu's picture

like to see what happens if anyone called brax a wuss to his face instead of behind his back or on a computer screen. maybe do that with simon standing beside brax. huh colin? maybe question brax's manhood while you are at it

AC1972's picture

I think folks are taking Colin's comments and twisting them quite a bit.   I never read anyone calling Brax a wuss. He is making an observation that Brax has these incidents, sits out, and then is right back in because its "nothing". 
Could be that it is nothing and folks are being overprotective, in which case perhaps there could be more "toughness" avoiding the need to go out.  Yes it does happen. Tressel even gave Beanie a toughness talk at one point.   Brax ain't a little dude.   It's a fair thought that if he is right back in (and it happens all the time) then it is definitely unusual.
The other possibility is that it really is something bad and Brax is more superhuman than we know, playing through incredible pain that a mere mortal would crumble from, evidenced by the fact that he is right back in. 
I'm not out on the field, so I don't know the truth. However, I'm not about to launch a personal attack on another dubster, either.  Debate the point, don't launch personal insults. 

AC1972's picture

Btw- I am soooooo happy to hear Brax is ok. It looked bad. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

What's the sitch on Josh Perry's injury?

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Urban Ohio's picture

Hell of a Man! Go B. Miller!! Go Bucks!!!

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Baroclinicity's picture

He is Superman. 
Let's not test it anymore.
 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

kr66osu's picture

HOW
He should just sit out against Illinois to reduce the chance of something like this happening again

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Jesus - the way he looked being helped off the field and while riding in the cart - I thought he had some serious serious head trama.  I am thoroughly amazed with the news he is just fine, albeit with a screaming headache no doubt.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I have a real problem with this. Just like William Gholston's phantom wind-knocked-out...I'm no doctor but when a guy can't stand up straight, keep his eyes open, or walk under his own power, how on earth can he not be concussed. I really hope he's ok, I hope it was a 'looked worse than it was' but it stunk like a concussion to me.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

kr66osu's picture

I would feel the same way except for the fact that he actually went to the hospital. If they say he's fine he's probably fine.

BrewstersMillions's picture

That's a valid point, a very clear difference between the Gholston sitch. I don't know man. I've been concussed thrice in my life. Twice playing football, once after a car accident and....man it sure looked that way.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

onetwentyeight's picture

I mean wasn't the Gholston thing just some dude ("trainer", or whatnot) on the sideline saying OH HES FINE SURE whereas here what you're alleging would be the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center taking part in what would be a highly unethical coverup to protect the football team... I'm not a naive person by any means but I'd to give the professionals and their judgment over at that hospital just a tad bit more trust and benefit of the doubt. 

buckeyestu's picture

at ac1972: colin was being a jerk, questioning brax's toughness. easy to do behind a computer screen isnt it ?
 
 

Colin's picture

I guess, but I'm trying to remain civil with it. I also questioned it based out of paranoia not because I think Braxton is weak or something.

biggy84's picture

Ignore the people who misunderstood what you were saying. You explained yourself plenty of times. You are entitled to have an opinion, whether people agree or not. 

D-Day0043's picture

When my daughter was 2 she jumped off of a coffee table and did a face plant on the hardwood floor. Her eyes rolled back into her head and a bump the size of a goose egg came up on her forehead. I rushed her to the hospital and they gave her and MRI and a CAT scan. She came up completely negative. Strange things happen I guess. She did have a huge bump on her forehead for a month.

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joel121270's picture

Was it me or Purdue seem to be playing a little dirty?

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I believe Short was intentionally trying to "knock" Braxton out of the game with that late hit. But that's just my opinion. Didn't really see any other dirty plays.

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Et_Tu_OSU's picture

I don't think it was dirty in the sense that he was trying to injure Braxton (the tackle itself was pretty much form), but it was way late, and that was definitely dirty...

"The revolution will be televised."

buckeye76BHop's picture

Thank goodness he's ok.  I was about to throw up when he was hyper-ventilating on the sideline bleacher and then was taken to the hospital (I was thinking something bad happened internally).  Relief is an understatement.  

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

AngryWoody's picture

Thank goodness he is ok. That was a really nasty/ackward tackle.

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southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Braxton Miller is actually an alien from a far away planet in the Gumby System. The inhabitants have a rubber-like consistency to their "bones", enabling to withstand not only the crushing pressure of their atmosphere (much like the pressurized cooker that is Buckeye Nation expectations), but also the relatively minor blows from 315 pound defensive linemen. Painful at first, but the rapidly healing nature of this alien tissue kicks in, and presto, good as new!

Look, we all know this year's team will simply be a work in progress until that final second on November 24.

They remind me more and more of those Cleveland "cardiac kids" of yesteryear, and also an eerie similarity to exactly one decade ago. I have given up wishing a Heisman for Brax and an AP #1 at the end. Who cares? All I care about now is health for our guys, eeking out a win however it happens, and a focus on fixing the problems in the offseason. I am one who firmly believes guys like Curtis Grant and the other young studs will have their lights go on by the start of next season.

Folks, the glass is not just half full...we have talent spilling over by the gallons! Urban Meyer will prove to Buckeye Nation that those ten years away from the school of his heart were not wasted. Next year, when we all look back on the craziness of 2012, we will understand it as the tempering agent it was. These kids are learning what real toughness is...right before our eyes. While we were crying with 2 minutes left in this game, they were firing each other up! Herman said that this was the biggest TEAM win he had ever been a part of. This season still has games left, and my excitement is already jacked for next year!

Man, I love this team!!!

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Thank you, Lord...get well, Brax...

"The revolution will be televised."

fansince1968's picture

Prayers were answered!

MediBuck's picture

I'm so relieved. Thank heavens he's alright.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

OSUNeedles's picture

So happy to hear. I was genuinely concerned about his health far more than the.result of the game. The way he kept looking worse I was concerned he had a subdural hematoma or something. So glad he is okay & the win is a nice bonus.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Braxton is a warrior.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Let's hope Braxton is feeling OK 24 and 48 hours from now. Concussions sometimes show up a day or so after hit like that. He is a tough kid. I'm sure he will see the doctor on Monday for another evaluation to make sure he's OK. But don't jump to conclusions yet that he will be OK without any after effects of a horse collar that should have been called. Well, heck, the refs missed a lot of calls in the game. Nothing new for the usually lousy Big 10 zebras.

sloopy88's picture

Yes, I'm sure followup checks are part of the evaluation procedures, and I'm sure they'll be watching to make sure he is still doing well next week.  Still, wow, I'm just glad he's in one piece and they didn't find anything obviously and immediately horrific.  And Guiton's performance hopefully has instilled enough confidence in the coaches that they can give Brax some time off.

LadyBuck's picture

This is fantastic news. I am so glad that it happened. Get well, Brax.

ColdBuckeye's picture

I'm guessing he had a stinger from hell. The intensity of one of these would bring anyone to their knees and are scary as hell; especially if it's your first one. 

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

First off I love this website, been reading daily for a long time.  Second, I'm glad to hear that Braxton is alright.  He easily could have been paralyzed or had a severe concussion, and as I heard the commentators say, the hit he took at the end of the first half may have had residual effects when he went down later.
But Braxton is one of many Buckeyes battling injuries, and as Coach Meyer said, "We're running on fumes."
I'm wondering if the coaching staff isn't working our guys too hard during the week?  We here all this talk about Bloody Tuesday, sometimes Bloody Wednesday, in addition to the insanity that our new strength coach brought with him.
I understand the concept of making practice so hard that the game becomes easy, but I think this is leading to our breakdowns in fundamentals (poor fundamentals, tackling) and our propensity for sustaining injuries.  If you are physically exhausted you aren't going to be able to execute and your mental focus will falter as well.  And, at this rate, are we even going to last the season?  Do we even have a full defense for next week?  We're already playing a fullback and a defensive end at linebacker in the nickel package.
I love what Urban Meyer is doing, but I think he's doing too much too fast and it's times like this when we're really seeing the consequences.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I'm guessing Braxton may have a slight headache this morning!  Rest up Braxton - take it easy today because you have earned many days off! 
 
To those who question this man's toughness, integrity, and/or heart - well, what I'd like to say in response to that would absolutely be edited out almost immediately!

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humble0ne's picture

All football aside, I am just glad he is OK.  The way Braxton acted coming off the field, I thought for sure it was more serious than it was being treated.  It would be a shame for a budding career to end on a play like that.  

"It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and ignore your example." --Don Meyer Hall of Fame NAIA Basketball Coach

RBuck's picture

The way Braxton seemed to have trouble breathing, I was thinking he had a broken rib that punctured a lung. I'm just happy he's OK even if he misses the next game.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

dtanmango's picture

Brady Hoke must be crying somewhere

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