Frost says Miller’s prognosis “looks promising”
Husker LB and captain Collin Miller was injured following a play in the 4th quarter and carted off the field.
LINCOLN, Neb (KLKN) – In the 4th quarter, senior LB Collin Miller remained still on the ground following a tackle. After being swarmed by medical staff and coaches, the captain was strapped onto a stretcher and carted off the field.
“He was talking,” head coach Scott Frost said describing the moments following his injury. “He was able to move.”
Per Nebraska Athletics, Miller was transported to Bryan LGH West Hospital for precautionary reasons.
In a statement, the Huskers said, “Miller has movement in all of his extremities, and the results of all diagnostic imaging and testing on Miller were normal. He will stay overnight at the hospital for observation and at this point the prognosis looks promising.”
Miller posted on social media a couple hours following the injury, saying he appreciated the love from Husker Nation and he was blessed to be OK.
Fellow captain DiCaprio Bootle described this injury as “heartbreaking” before hearing any update.
“Just to see Collin go down, my friend, my brother since we came in, it hit me,” Bootle said.
More players spoke on Miller’s injury after the game. Tight end Austin Allen said the team could feel a difference on the field without his presence.
“I can’t imagine the pain his family is going through right now,” Allen said.
Both Frost and Bootle said Collin Miller is “the heart and soul of this defense.”