James Franklin updates injury progress of RB Noah Cain
Penn State running back Noah Cain suffered a season-ending injury last October, but James Franklin said he’s progressing well this spring.
The injury, which has not been officially disclosed, kept Cain from being a full participant this spring. However, Franklin still said he’s ahead of schedule.
“Noah has been able to go. Not full-go, not in live settings, but he is getting reps, which I think has been good,” Franklin said, via The Athletic. “You know, in my mind, he’s probably a little bit further ahead than I anticipated him being, so the reps have been good that he’s been able to get.”
Cain, sophomore Keyvone Lee and junior Devyn Ford are likely to get the majority of the looks this season. Ford and Lee took over primary ball carrier responsibilities last season after Cain’s injury and Journey Brown’s retirement.
However, a healthy Cain is still the best case scenario for Penn State. He opened last season as a starter and was an extremely highly-rated recruit coming out of high school. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he was the No. 98 overall player and the No. 6 running back in the class of 2019.
Penn State’s final spring practice is on April 17.