November 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM
LINCOLN, Neb.--It didn't look good for Jordan Hill when he was carted off the Ross-Ade Stadium field after getting his knee bent awkwardly against Purdue last week.
The Penn State senior recovered enough to dress with his teammates for Saturday's 32-23 loss at Nebraska, though, and made an impact in limited action. The defensive tackle notched five total tackles and a tackle for a loss against the Cornhuskers.
"I feel all right," Hill said after the game. "Aching right now a little bit."
Hill estimated he was on the field for about 40 defensive snaps over the course of the afternoon, with most of his action coming in the second half.
Even with Hill able to go, though, Penn State had some other injuries to contend with.
Tight end Kyle Carter was listed as day-to-day entering the game after missing the Purdue game with an injured ankle. He was back on the field Saturday, but was forced to leave again in the third quarter, this time with an apparent wrist injury. Coach Bill O'Brien didn't have any update on Carter's status after the game. Defensive end James Terry also sustained an injury in the second half, but O'Brien said he didn't have a report on that, either.
Running back Zach Zwinak was able to put concern about his health to rest, though. The sophomore went to the locker room in the first half, but after the game, he said he was simply getting an IV to battle cramps. He certainly wasn't thrilled about it, though.
"I don't really like needles," Zwinak said.