Here’s why Penn State Football CB Joey Porter Jr. was OUT vs. Maryland

Joey Porter Jr.
Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter, Jr. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)

Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. was a surprise late addition to the Nittany Lions‘ injury report, immediately leading up to Saturday’s 30-0 shutout victory over the Maryland Terrapins.

During any season, there are going to be games where star players will not be playing due to injury, or off-the-field situation, and that was precisely the obstacle Penn State Football faced on Saturday afternoon.

Porter Jr. did not participate in pre-game warmups, and as it turns out, he was out due to injury.

During the game, Porter’s absence was a hot topic across social media, and even during the FOX television broadcast. Despite not playing, Porter Jr. was seen celebrating with his teammates following the game, on the field.

After the game, Penn State Coach James Franklin would announce why Joey Porter Jr did not play today

It remains to be seen if Porter will be healthy enough to return for Penn State Football’s next game, Saturday, Nov. 19 at Rutgers.

David Malandra Jr.

David Malandra Jr.

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