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James Franklin Offers Encouraging Drew Allar Injury Update

Penn State Football starting quarterback Drew Allar exited Saturday’s win over Rutgers in the third quarter, one play after taking a hard hit on his throwing shoulder on a designed quarterback run.

While the sophomore quarterback exited the medical tent with his helmet in hand a few minutes later, Allar did not return to action against the Scarlet Knights and backup quarterback Beau Pribula helped Penn State seal the win, primarily on the ground.

After the game, Penn State head coach James Franklin offered an encouraging update for QB1’s status.

In talking to the media at the post-game press conference, Franklin mentioned, “I don’t see this being significant…but we will see.”

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Franklin further added that it’s hard to have a full understanding of the situation immediately after the game.

Franklin will speak to the media again Monday at his weekly press conference and Wednesday after practice, where there will surely be plenty of questions surrounding QB1’s status heading into a Black Friday matchup against Michigan State for the Land Grant Trophy.

If Allar is unable to go, Penn State may see a much heavier focus on the rushing attack against Michigan State’s defense Friday.

MORE: Penn State QB Report Card from Win Over Rutgers

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Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.