Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer indicated during his weekly news conference today that he expects Braxton Miller to be ready to play on Saturday at Penn State.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer indicated during his weekly news conference today that he expects Braxton Miller to be ready to play on Saturday at Penn State.

"All the test results came back negative, which is positive," Meyer said of Miller's brief visit to the Wexner Medical Center on Saturday after being hurt during the victory over Purdue. "He is very sore, he has a sore neck. We expect him to practice (Tuesday)."

Late in the third quarter, Miller's left shoulder and helmet struck the turf when he was pulled down in front of the OSU bench after a long run. As Ohio State medical personnel administered to him, the stadium grew as quiet as a golf crowd awaiting a big putt.

He eventually sat up, stood up, then was helped from the field. After a few minutes he was carted to the OSU locker room, and moments after that was transported to the nearby Wexner Medical Center.

Miller underwent a battery of tests before being declared "symptom free" of a concussion or any other major injury, an OSU spokesman said. He was released from the hospital early Saturday evening.

It turned out to be more of a scare than anything else for Miller, who Meyer said told him he has never suffered a major injury.

"It kind of rattled him a little bit, like it would rattle most athletes," Meyer said.

Meanwhile, the coach said that wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown also is expected to practice this week. Brown had to leave the Purdue game after suffering an apparent head bump, setting the stage for his backup Chris Fields to be one of the heroes of the come-from-behind win.

Linebacker Josh Perry also had to leave the game, but an MRI of his bruised knee showed no major injury.

But freshman safety Devan Bogard, a stalwart of special teams, is lost for the season after suffering a major knee injury while covering a punt in the first quarter.

Now the Buckeyes are preparing to play at Penn State, which after losing its first two games in the wake of the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky and accompanying NCAA sanctions, has won five straight games. Like OSU (8-0, 4-0), the Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0) are undefeated in the Big Ten and vying for the Leaders Division title, though neither is eligible to play for the Big Ten title due to NCAA postseason bans.

"I have great admiration for Penn State, I always have, being from this area," Meyer said.

He said he also has admiration for first-year PSU coach Bill O'Brien, who stepped into a tough situation, and for the PSU players who have persevered.

"But make no mistake about Penn State ... they were undefeated at this time last year ... they've got very good football players," Meyer said. "They beat us at our home stadium last year."

In other words, the NCAA sanctions are going to take their toll on Penn State down the line, but right now "they are being coached well and they are playing well." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}