SHORT REPORT: Bolden Notes

Get an update on the health status of the Nittany Lions' starting quarterback as the team prepares to face Michigan this weekend.

Penn State beat Minnesota 33-21 Saturday. But the Nittany Lions sustained a significant injury loss in the second quarter when starting quarterback Rob Bolden was knocked from the game with what appeared to be a concussion.

"The (medical) staff doesn't risk head injuries, so it wasn't a shock to see them hold Rob out, but there's no doubt losing him was a big blow," an observer said. "Matt McGloin made some plays, but I think everyone can probably see that giving Rob the (starting job) was not a real hard decision."

Bolden was scheduled to have follow-up concussion tests Monday to assess his condition. Observers feel that the decision whether to allow him to practice this week will not be made before Tuesday afternoon. However, some observers indicate Bolden is indicating he feels fine.

"He seemed OK after the (Minnesota) game; no headaches or dizziness, but that doesn't always mean you're out of the woods," one observer said.

"Rob says he's OK, but we'll see what the tests indicate," another observer explained.

As an aside, Penn State listed Bolden as "probable" as of Monday evening for Saturday's prime-time game against Michigan. He is also listed as the first-team quarterback, with McGloin and Kevin Newsome both being listed on the second team.

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