SHORT REPORT: Still Update

Devon Still

Get the latest on the status of the defensive tackle who is on the mend from a broken ankle. Read FOS' exclusive Short Report right here.

Penn State redshirt freshman defensive tackle Devon Still had surgery back in August to repair a broken bone in his left ankle. He sustained the injury in a preseason scrimmage.

The initial expectation was that he would be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks, and some reports even had him possibly returning for an Oct. 18 home game with Michigan.

But it never happened. The PSU medical staff has played it safe with Still, and he had yet to practice as of last week. He obviously has not played in any games. However, this week Still has seen some "light" preliminary work, primarily running. He is wearing the cross jersey and will be observed closely by the staff to see how he progresses.

"Devon is still recovering," one observer said. "He's been taking it easy and seems to be making steady progress, although it has seemed slow. It's a good step for him to get back into practice, even if it's just for runs."

Still missed his entire true freshman season with a knee injury.

And what are the expectations for a bowl return?

"It's too early to tell. If he feels good and the staff allows him to progress at a good clip it could happen, but it's just too early to tell," an observer said.

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