Penn State corner John Reid spotted at Blue-White game in a bulky knee brace
Injured Penn State cornerback John Reid during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE COLLEGE — At last, a bit of clarity on the status of Penn State cornerback John Reid.
It’s been reported for a couple of weeks that Reid, a returning starter and one of the best players on the Lions’ defense in 2016, could possibly miss the 2017 season with a knee injury.
But James Franklin, when asked earlier in spring, refused to go into any specifics on Reid’s status.
“I’m happy to talk about practice, I’m happy to talk about guys that are practicing right now, I’m happy to talk about the upcoming season,” Franklin said on April 13 when asked about Reid’s health.
“But as you know, I don’t get into those types of specifics.”
Well, here’s a picture of Reid taking in Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium, courtesy of PennLive’s Joe Hermitt.
Reid had a serious brace on his left leg and was wearing crutches. His injury indeed looks to be serious.
Without Reid, Penn State is expected to use three veteran corners — Grant Haley, Christian Campbell and Amani Oruwariye — and James Franklin and his coaching staff are pleased with the development of blue-chip true freshman corner Lamont Wade this spring.