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Michigan Vs. Penn State: Injuries Everywhere For Nittany Lions

Injuries are everywhere for Penn State is it prepares to host Michigan on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.

Quarterback Robert Bolden had memory issues as late as Sunday following his concussion in Penn State's win in Minnesota. Joe Paterno isn't too hopeful about Bolden's chances of playing against the Wolverines.

If you ask me, if we had to make a guess, I'd guess he's not going to make it. But, that does not mean that I know what I'm talking about.

Paterno isn't sure yet which of backups Kevin Newsome or Matthew McGloin will play if Bolden can't go. Both saw time against Minnesota in Bolden's absence, though only McGloin threw passes, going a shaky 6-for-13 but throwing two touchdowns to Derek Moye.

Paterno also ruled tight end Andrew Szczerba and wide receiver Curtis Drake out for the season on Tuesday at his press conference. He also said defensive end Jack Crawford will probably not play against Michigan.

The good news for Penn State is the linebackers Michael Mauti, Bani Gbadyu and Gerald Hodges appear ready to go on Saturday. All three were injured following the Michigan game, but it looks like they're be functional against a Michigan offense that will likely call for a rotation of solid players at linebacker to stop it.

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