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Browns' Ryan Miller out of hospital after concussion

The Cleveland Browns can breathe a sigh of relief after quite the injury scare.

Browns offensive tackle Ryan Miller was carted off the practice field Saturday and taken to a local hospital with what the team later said was a concussion. Miller was "resting comfortably," the Browns said, then was released from the hospital Saturday night.

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Browns officials initially asked the media not to identify the name of the injured player until his family had been notified. The team later told NFL Media that Miller was taken to the Cleveland Clinic, which has a unit specifically dedicated to treating concussions.

"He was awake, alert and responsive and had movement in all four extremities," the Browns said in a statement.

"He's doing well," Browns coach Rob Chudzinski added after practice, via The Associated Press. "He's responsive, and it sounds like things are better at this point."

Miller, a second-year pro, lay on the field for roughly five minutes as trainers attended to him, Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reported. Practice came to a halt as teammates gathered around Miller, who was immobilized and strapped to a backboard, according to The AP, then taken off the field by ambulance.

Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said Miller got hurt when "two helmets kind of hit in the wrong way, kind of a freak thing" during a blocking drill.

"It's always tough to see your fellow linemen or one of your teammates go down like that," Thomas told The AP. "It's hard because obviously there are things more important than football, and your health is certainly one of them. Sometimes it's hard to get back and focused on football when you see a guy laying there and not moving."

According to The AP, the Browns continued their indoor practice after Miller was injured.

Miller was a fifth-round draft pick by the Browns in 2012 and primarily has practiced as a reserve right tackle. He has appeared in eight NFL games.

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