Penn State wide receiver Saeed Blacknall will be back in action when the Nittany Lions face Maryland at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
Blacknall has missed the last four games for 3-2 PSU with an undisclosed injury. He has been spotted wearing some sort of brace on his right hand.
A junior, Blacknall entered the 2016 season with 19 catches for 360 yards. But during spring practice, he reportedly was one of the most improved players on offense.
"Getting another big-body guy back who can run, that will help us,” Nittany Lion coach James Franklin said.
Franklin joked that PSU might try Blacknall at the team's injury-depleted Mike linebacker position, but then on a serious note added that the junior's experience will be a bonus on offense and special teams.
"He's an older, guy, he’s played a lot of football,” Franklin said.
In related news, Franklin said the staff hoped injured Mike 'backer Jason Cabinda would be back from an undisclosed injury this week, but that Cabinda suffered some sort of setback in his rehab.
Also, the coach said sophomore WR Brandon Polk has not played the last two games due to an undisclosed injury.null