Nittany Notes: Bowl for D-Will?

The Nittany Nation is collectively wondering about the status of Derrick Williams' broken arm, which he sustained in the Michigan game this season. How is he recovering? Will he be able to play in the bowl game? Find out what we know on the topic.

Back in early November Michael Robinson gave Fight On State an update on Derrick Williams' status relative to playing in a bowl game, saying, "He's definitely working hard toward it. He was out running yesterday. He has fresh legs, the arm looked great."

Williams "has looked great," according to one practice observer. He has been participating in the workouts and drills, including the team run on Tuesday.

"He is still doing his PT with the arm — focusing on getting it back to normal in terms of flexibility and stength," another observer explained.

Currently he has nothing on his arm for support or protection. Although he continues to feel he will be ready, the determining factor will be the decision of the medical and coaching staffs.

"He is chomping at the bit to play, but the staff will observe him closely over the next couple of weeks and see if they feel he has surpassed the expected recovery progress. If he has they will let him see some minimal contact drills. They don't want to take any unnecessary chances with him and a re-injury," an observer explained.

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