Penn State injury report: A look at health of Nittany Lions heading to Wisconsin

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It’s officially game week, which means we will start off by breaking down the injury report for the Nittany Lions.

Going into week one, there are not too many injuries for Penn State, especially for their key players. The one player to keep an eye on is backup linebacker Charlie Katshir, who is dealing with an undisclosed issue. Katshir was sidelined late in the 2020 season with a season-ending injury. He is currently listed as the backup to sophomore Curtis Jacobs. Katshir is currently listed as questionable as of yesterday. Reports are saying he is dealing with an undefined issue, but that injury could also be part of the lingering concern since it was late in the 2020 season.

As for COVID-19 updates, the Nittany Lions have been lucky to not have any players added to the COVID list. There are several programs around the NCAA that are requiring students to either wear masks or have their proof of vaccinations. Penn State isn’t doing any of that. However, they are still planning for capacity crowds as well as masks indoors.

Head coach James Franklin also said that as of August 4th, 2021, 70% of his team are fully vaccinated and he is aiming for his team to be 100% vaccinated for the season.

We are five days away and Penn State is lucky to not have a lengthy list of injured players and not a single player added to their COVID list.

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