Penn State has been battling injuries for most of the season, yet the Nittany Lions are 8-2 and ranked in the top 10.
On Tuesday, James Franklin said LT Paris Palmer is out for the rest of the season. Palmer suffered a leg injury Saturday at Indiana.
James Franklin has announced OT Paris Palmer is out for the season.
— Collegian Football (@psufootblog) November 15, 2016
Palmer hurt himself on a play when QB Trace McSorley rushed for a 10-yard touchdown during the 45-31 win at Indiana. Palmer was on crutches later in the afternoon.
Penn State already lacked depth on the offensive line before Palmer’s injury. Andrew Nelson is out for the season after suffering a knee injury on Oct. 8 against Maryland, Brendan Mahon left the sidelines during the Iowa game on a cart. Franklin didn’t say if Mahon is out for the season, saying the team will see how it goes.
Franklin said “it’s too early” to know if another lineman, Connor McGovern, could play this week.
Will OL Connor McGovern play on Saturday? JF: "It's too early in the week to make that decision. We have all week long to figure that out."
— Josh Moyer (@ESPNJoshMoyer) November 15, 2016
Franklin also said he hasn’t ruled out taking off the redshirts of Michal Menet and Will Fries. Franklin said both players feel comfortable with whatever decision is made.
Penn State plays at Rutgers at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on the Big Ten Network.