Penn State Football could be getting a big boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ohio State.
Per Sam Woloson of the Daily Collegian, JB Nelson, who was carted off against Northwestern and has not been seen at practice since, has returned to practice for Penn State Wednesday.
JB Nelson (56) has been a full participant during Wednesday’s viewing session pic.twitter.com/vwiwAC2Ju3
— Sam Woloson (@sam_woloson) October 18, 2023
Nelson had been starting at left guard for Penn State after Landon Tengwall was forced to medically retire before the season started.
On Tuesday, Penn State head coach James Franklin said that expected JB Nelson back this season but did not expand on a timetable for his return.
Franklin complimented Vega Ioane in Nelson’s absence saying the redshirt freshman was “playing really well.”
In arguably the best news for the Nittany Lions all week, Franklin confirmed after practice Wednesday that Nelson will be available and play against Ohio State.
Franklin on JB Nelson: Franklin expects to get JB Nelson back this season but Vega is “playing really well” in his absence.
— Penn State FB Thoughts (@PSU_FB_Thoughts) October 17, 2023