Penn State is still waiting to see if star defensive end Chop Robinson will be available to play this upcoming weekend in a clash against Michigan at Beaver Stadium. Robinson was injured in Penn State’s loss to Ohio State in the second quarter as a result of an apparent head injury.

Robinson did not play against Indiana but did travel with the Nittany Lions to their clash against Maryland. Robinson was listed as “out” on the league’s pregame availability report but did dress and go through some warm-up drills. He did not count towards Penn State’s travel roster thanks to a waiver granted by the NCAA.

“First of all, I think it’s very telling, right, that when we talk about our depth that we have two of our better defensive ends out of that game in Chop and Amin [Vanover], and specifically Chop, maybe our most explosive defensive player, having him out of that game and still be able to play the way we played,” Penn State coach James Franklin said on Monday. Penn State pummeled Maryland behind the line of scrimmage all Saturday afternoon.

“So the opportunity and the possibility to have both of those guys back this week will be significant,’ Franklin added. “I thought being able to travel him was big, not only from a rehab standpoint to get him with our trainers and doctors, but also from a morale standpoint. You know, that was something we talked about in the locker room. Not just finding way to get a win and playing well, but also playing for Chop with his inability to play last week. So we’re hopeful to have both of those guys back.”

Franklin did not offer an update on injured receiver Harrison Wallace during his Monday press conference. Franklin has also never specifically addressed the nature of Robinson’s injury although it is believed to be a concussion or a concussion related issue.

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