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.
Penn State’s corners celebrating with their biggest supporter today Joey Porter Jr. after a dominant win over Maryland pic.twitter.com/FMQk1oIYZH
— Spencer Ripchik (@RipchikSpencer) November 13, 2022
After the game, Penn State Coach James Franklin would announce why Joey Porter Jr did not play today
— David Malandra Jr (@DaveMReports) November 13, 2022
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.