Drew Allar Injury Update: Will Penn State QB Play in Finale Against Michigan State

Penn State QB Drew Allar left Penn State's game against Rutgers early with an apparent injury. Will he be able to return for the team's season-closing stretch?

Penn State QB Drew Allar left the team’s Week 12 contest against Rutgers early with an injury. Will he be able to close out the season with the team against Michigan State this coming week? Here’s what we know about his status.

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Drew Allar Injury: Latest Updates on Status of Penn State QB for Week 13

Early in the second half of Penn State’s game against Rutgers, Drew Allar suffered an undisclosed injury and did not return to the game.

Head coach James Franklin offered the following statement on Allar’s status after the game: “I don’t see this being significant. But we’ll see.”

As of now, there’s no confirmation if Allar will or will not be available for Penn State’s season finale against Michigan State. However, it’s not believed that Allar’s injury is a long-term one. Still, Franklin could choose to hold Allar out and preserve him for the upcoming bowl game.

On a designed run in the third quarter, Allar took a hard hit to his right shoulder. He stayed in the game for one more play, before retreating off the field and entering the medical tent.

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Allar remained in the medical tent for the rest of that series, then returned to the sideline and watched the rest of the game with his teammates. After the game, he was reportedly in good spirits.

Allar was replaced in the Rutgers game by second-year passer Beau Pribula, who closed out the 27-6 win. Pribula only completed one pass in his two quarters of action, as the Nittany Lions relied primarily on the running game to close out the contest.

If Allar is out for the rest of the year, then it was a reasonably successful true sophomore campaign for him in Happy Valley.

Allar completed 197-of-324 passes (60.4%) for 2,044 yards, 21 touchdowns, and just one interception while adding 177 yards and four scores on the ground. He helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 9-2 record in his first 11 games.

As a 2025 NFL Draft prospect, Allar still has plenty of room to grow. But the 6’5″, 242-pound passer routinely displayed his high-end upside as Penn State’s starting signal caller in 2023.

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