Penn State defensive tackle Ellison Jordan seemed to be ready to leave the Penn State football program in a lengthy statement and video posted on Tuesday, but has since said he plans to stay with the program.
Jordan detailed serious medical issues over the past months in his post and followed it with a 35-minute video. He explained a knee infection that wasn’t properly diagnosed until December, as well as frustration with the program.
The defensive tackle played in three games as a redshirt sophomore in 2018. He missed the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Despite the lengthy post below and saying he wouldn’t return to Penn State, Jordan later tweeted that he was “just frustrated” and will not be transferring.
Initially, Jordan thought he’d miss only the Illinois game with the knee injury but did not return to the field. He had a arthroscopic surgery after missing the game against the Illini.
Jordan was rushed to the hospital in December due to intense knee pain and a high fever. It was then that his knee was drained and signs of infection were found in the bloodwork. He was required to have another surgery in January.
Jordan will be able to play football again and it sounds like he will be doing so at Penn State.
In his video, Jordan also talked about battling depression while undergoing issues with his knee.