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Penn State Football: Franklin Gives No Real Update On Gesicki

by on October 03, 2017 2:39 PM

Want an update on Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki? Well you aren't getting one from James Franklin.

"No update on Mike," Franklin said on Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "I know you've got to ask, and I think you all know what my answer is going to be, but no update. Looks great. tight ends, we're excited about the development. I think [Tom] Pancoast has played really well this year in the opportunity that he's gotten in."

Gesicki was injured late in the second half of Penn State's 45-14 win over Indiana on Saturday and did not return. The nature of his injury is unknown but appeared to be something potentially related to his ribs following a tackle.

Penn State's injury bug may have hit at the right time though, after this weekend the Nittany Lions will enter the bye week before facing Michigan. And worst case, Penn State can lean on a stable of tight ends who are not yet proven, but not lacking potential.

"I think Jonathan Holland has got a very, very bright future and is continuing to grow," Franklin added. "He's another one of those guys learning and understanding patience; when opportunities come, take advantage of them. Obviously he got some opportunities last week. Both of those guys did. There's going to be more opportunities as this season progresses."

But per usual, Franklin ended his comments with a dose of ambiguity that will keep fans and Northwestern guessing until kick this Saturday.

"But you know, really no updates. I mean, we expect Mike to play on Saturday, as well as the other tight ends, as well as the other tight ends."

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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