Penn State suffered an injury in the first quarter against Indiana in the position where the team could least afford it.
Offensive tackle Paris Palmer headed to the locker room with a leg injury. He came up limping after hurting himself on a play where quarterback Trace McSorley ran for a 10-yard touchdown. ESPN reported that Palmer would miss the remainder of the game against the Hoosiers, and he was on crutches later in the afternoon.
Paris Palmer has come out of the locker room for the second half on crutches, there is a brace on his right leg.
— Collegian Football (@psufootblog) November 12, 2016
The No. 10 Nittany Lions were already without the two staring offensive tackles who started the season. Andrew Nelson went down with a potentially season-ending leg injury last month against Maryland. Brendan Mahon was hurt last week against Iowa and was reportedly admitted to a hospital earlier this week.
Without Palmer, Penn State had Ryan Bates move to left tackle from guard. Derek Dowrey took over in Bates’ vacant spot at guard.
No Paris Palmer on this drive. Freshman guard Ryan Bates slides over to play left tackle. Derek Dowrey in the game at guard.
— Frank Bodani (@YDRPennState) November 12, 2016