SHORT REPORT: Injury Update

Penn State is dealing with a variety of injuries this week. Get the latest from Wednesday's practice session on where things stand with several players who have been bumped and bruised.

Penn State has few key players dealing with injuries this week. Get the latest updates on the situation from observers at Wednesday's practice:

Sean Lee: Lee sat out of Wednesday's practice as expected to aid his recovery of the knee injury he sustained against Temple.

Chances of Seeing Iowa Action: Low. Although some observers feel Lee looks fine with no brace or apparent discomfort, the sentiment is that the conservative nature of the medical staff is likely to keep him sidelined.

Plan B: Nate Stupar and Bani Gbadyu.

Nate Stupar: Stupar is nursing an ankle injury from Tuesday's practice that is said to be "minor." He was held out of Wednesday's drills to allow him some time to recover.

Chances of Seeing Iowa Action: High. Observers feel that Stupar can see action on Saturday and that the time sidelined is simply to allow him to heal up for the game.

Plan B: Gbadyu and Mike Yancich if Lee and Stupar are out.

Navorro Bowman: Bowman has not seen game action since he sustained a groin pull early in the Akron game. He has been practicing to varying degrees ever since, though, and has seen first-team outside linebacker reps this week.

Chances of Seeing Iowa Action: High. The consensus is that Bowman could have played against Temple and was allowed the extra week to ensure he was 100 percent for Iowa. He will be full go.

Plan B: None needed as of this writing

Graham Zug: Zug sustained a head injury on a hit from the Temple game. He has practiced this week in the green cross and has "looked sharp," with no apparent residual side effects from the hit.

Chances of Seeing Iowa Action: High. Observers feel that Zug is fine and will be able to see action on Saturday.

Plan B: Curtis Drake and Patrick Mauti.


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