Parker Washington has been Penn State’s leading receiver throughout the 2022 season. Unfortunately, he missed the Week 12 game against Rutgers and did not travel with the team as unverified reports swirled about his status.

While head coach James Franklin addressed Washington’s absence after the game, Franklin stopped short of detailing the full status for the wide receiver. According to Franklin, he will wait until Tuesday to address Washington’s status “to make sure I’m clear with what’s going on.”

In the meantime, Franklin admitted Washington’s absence was a big loss for Penn State. However, he credited other players for doing “a nice job.” Now, Franklin says it’s up to those players to “build on it” following the win over Rutgers.

Entering Week 12, Washington led Penn State with 46 catches for 611 receiving yards this season. In Week 12, Mitchell Tinsley led the Nittany Lions with 5 catches for 63 yards.