When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller first was hurt in Saturday's game against Purdue, he didn't know what to think.
He'd never before been thrown down on his head and neck.
''I didn't know what it was,'' he said of his injury. ''I was just a little bit dizzy from the hit, whiplash. So they sent me to the hospital to see what it was.''
Tests determined that Miller, a sophomore who ranks among the top rushers in the nation, did not have a concussion or any other serious injury. He was cleared to return to practice immediately. The only lingering problem has been a slightly sore neck.
''No. 5 is doing good,'' coach Urban Meyer said after Ohio State's Wednesday practice. ''Full-speed practices really yesterday and today. Sore neck, but today's much better. He lifted (weights) and he's good to go.''
Miller was tackled from behind by Purdue defensive back Josh Johnson late in the third quarter of No. 9 Ohio State's home game. He was thrown hard to the turf, had difficulty gett...