Greg Schiano and Rutgers are 2-0 to start the season despite the absence of quarterback Noah Vedral. The team would like to have Vedral back soon, and Schiano was asked about a potential timeline for Vedral’s return from injury during his Monday press conference.

According to Schiano, the Scarlet Knights are still playing things “by ear” as Vedral works his way back. The QB has made progress but his full return will be determined by how he looks on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice.

Schiano did not entirely rule out an appearance for Vedral in Week 3, but it also did not sound like a probable outcome.

“He’s progressing,” said Schiano. “He’s doing more things this week than last week. If this goes well, he’s still progressing onward. Can he play this week? I don’t know… we’re just playing it by ear, but I don’t have a landmark of when I expect (him to play).”

Vedral threw for more than 3,100 yards over the past 2 seasons with the Scarlet Knights with 19 total touchdowns. Evan Simon and Gavin Wimsatt have seen the majority of QB reps to start the season with Simon the more productive of the two.

Rutgers travels to face Temple in Week 3 before opening conference play at home vs. Iowa.