Penn State DE Chop Robinson out vs. Indiana

Field Level Media

October 28, 2023 at 4:56 pm.

Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson missed Saturday’s home game against Indiana as he continues to recover from an injury that occurred last week.

In the second quarter of last Saturday’s 20-12 loss to host Ohio State, Robinson had difficultly getting to his feet after a collision with a Buckeyes player. Play was stopped for several minutes before Robinson was helped to his feet then carted off the field. He did not return.

Robinson, 20, is considered a top prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft and is a key member of one of the top defenses in the nation, which leads FBS in sacks (29) and the Big Ten in tackles for loss (60).

The junior, who’s in his second season at Penn State after transferring from Maryland prior to the 2022 season, has three sacks, five tackles for loss and a forced fumble in seven games this season.

Penn State coach James Franklin addressed Robinson’s injury at Tuesday’s press conference.

“From what I understand and from what I see and from what I know, I don’t see this being a long-term issue,” Franklin said. “But you never know when it comes to medical. But hopefully we’ll be getting Chop back here soon. As you guys know, I’m pretty open when it’s a season-ending injury. I don’t see that.”