Football: Ohio State’s Braxton Miller sprains knee, but expected to make the trip to California

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who sprained his left knee and left Saturday’s game against San Diego State, is expected to make the tip with the Buckeyes to face Cal next week.

“I think there’s a chance he’ll be ready next week,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said.

Miller, the Buckeyes’ Heisman Trophy candidate, was injured on a fourth-down play on the team’s first drive of the afternoon. He was taken by cart from the sidelines to the training room, then returned to the sideline in the second quarter, wearing a brace.

Backup Kenny Guiton finished the game for OSU, completing 19 of 28 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the 42-7 win. He also ran nine times for 83 yards, including a 44-yard TD.

Starting defensive end Adolphus Washington, who injured his groin, is listed as day-to-day, according to Meyer.

Jeff Faraudo