Navy quarterback Trey Miller attended Navy’s short practice Tuesday afternoon but was not an especially active participant.
After nursing an ankle injury through Saturday’s 50-10 loss to Notre Dame in Dublin, Ireland, the Midshipmen are simply playing it safe with the junior.
“We’re just going to be careful,” coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “If we were playing this week, he probably would start practicing. We’re going to keep him in a boot for a couple days. He came out to walk around. We’re just being a little cautious because we have some time.”
Navy doesn’t play again until Sept. 15 at Penn State.
Miller shooed away a possible replacement after getting hurt in the second quarter and played until early in the fourth quarter. Unsurprisingly, he said he would be ready to face the Nittany Lions.
“I’ll be all right,” Miller said.
Elsewhere on the injury front …
* Cornerback Jonathan Wev is recovering from a concussion suffered in the first half against Notre Dame.
Wev, who was making his second career start, also had a concussion during camp.
“He feels good but when you have your second concussion, we just have to be really cautious,” Niumatalolo said. “The doctors are going to take their time. We have a protocol for guys who have a concussion, so we just have to wait. We’ll just wait until the doctors clear him.”
* Niumatalolo said he wasn’t sure if wide receiver Matt Aiken (knee) would be ready for the Penn State game.
—- Patrick Stevens