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Braxton Miller slammed down, carted off and taken to hospital (VIDEO)

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Braxton Miller, Ohio State's Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, was slammed down to the turf after a long run, suffering  injury that was severe enough that he was taken to a local hospital.

Miller was later released from the hospital and Ohio State said he was examined and did not have concussion symptoms.

At the end of a 37-yard run, Purdue cornerback Josh Johnson tackled Miller hard, and Miller seemed to hit his head on the turf. Miller was down for several minutes and then was helped to the bench. He was in severe pain, doubled over and moving gingerly, as he was moved from the bench to a cart.

After Miller was taken to the locker room, ESPN reported that Miller was being taken to a local hospital. The broadcast of the game showed the ambulance at Ohio State's locker room.

''I think it's (his) head and that concerns all of us,'' Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said, according to the Associated Press.

Ohio State later sent out a release saying Miller had been cleared and would be released from the hospital:

"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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