Archive: October, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Penn State freshman quarterback Rob Bolden left Saturday’s game against Minnesota after taking a hard hit to the helmet on a second-quarter scramble.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno stopped short of calling the injury a concussion, but said that Bolden “was having trouble remembering some things” after taking the hit, which happened midway through the period.
Paterno said Bolden would be tested Sunday by the team’s medical personnel.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday he was not optimistic that sophomore wide receiver Curtis Drake, who suffered a fractured left tibia early in pre-season camp, would return this season and raised the possibility of redshirting him.
“He still hasn’t done a thing,” Paterno said of the former West Catholic High School star. “He hasn’t been in uniform. We can redshirt him, which we’ll probably end up doing. But we hope one day he’ll get back out there and get back into a football mentality.
“He comes to practice every day but he’s in civilian clothes. I doubt very much we’ll see him this year but you never know.”
Drake suffered the injury on Aug. 9, shortly after the start of pre-season. Initial estimates were that he would miss six to eight weeks of action, and hopes were that he could return after the team’s bye, which was last week.
Drake’s absence has taken a valuable player away from the offense. In 2009, his freshman year, Drake caught eight passes for 98 yards, rushed for 24 yards and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass. Paterno has called him “probably the best athlete we have.”
In other injury news, Paterno said sophomore linebacker Gerald Hodges, a former star at Paulsboro High, returned to practice on Monday and added that thinks “he’ll be able to play although he’ll be a little rusty” Saturday at Minnesota. Hodges suffered a leg injury Sept. 11 on the opening kickoff of the Nittany Lions’ game against Alabama.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced Tuesday that free safety Nick Sukay is out for the rest of the year. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound redshirt junior left Saturday's homecoming game against Illinois with a pectoral muscle injury.
The Mount Pleasant, Pa. native will be hard replace on a team that takes 3-3 overall and 0-2 Big Ten records into this weekend's bye.
Sukay lead the team with three interceptions. He's also has 29 tackles and a forced fumble.
At least we know there’s one bit of news Penn State coach Joe Paterno will enjoy this weekend. His wife, Sue, will be recognized on the Big Ten Network this weekend for more than 20 years of service with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The network will feature her on its Give Big segment on Big Ten Tailgate.