Penn State Coach James Franklin Discusses Injured Left Tackle Andrew Nelson

Nittany Lion coach James Franklin said his best O-lineman has been "dealing with a situation" for more than a year. Nelson left the Buffalo game with what appeared to be a left knee injury and did not return.

During his postgame press conference following Saturday's 27-14 win over Buffalo at Beaver Stadium, Penn State coach James Franklin gave an update on injured left tackle Andrew Nelson.

Nelson appeared to hurt his left knee on the final play of the first half. He was helped from the field and did not return in the second half.

For people who like to read between the lines, when linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White sustained a knee injury in the opening loss to Temple a week earlier, Franklin told the press he was out for the year. There was not such declaration about Nelson.

"Andrew's been dealing with a situation really since we've been here and probably before that,” Franklin said. "It flares up at times. From what I've been told from the trainers, its the same thing."

Later, he added, "He wasn't good enough to come back in the game, obviously. That's gonna be a discussion with the trainers this week to see (what his status is)."


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