An ankle issue that’s dogged Bill Belton will apparently not be an issue moving forward, at least as far as this weekend is concerned.
The Penn State running back injured his ankle in the third quarter of the season-opening loss to Ohio and missed the next three games. While he returned for the Illinois game Sept. 29, an aggravation of the injury kept him out of the second half of the following week’s game.
A bye week last weekend, though, seems to have been just what the doctor ordered. And, due to the state of his health, the Nittany Lions are planning on increasing Belton’s workload in this Saturday’s game against Iowa.
“Bill is fully recovered from his injury,” running backs coach Charles London said according to the Centre Daily Times. “The bye week really helped him heal up. He’s still developing as a player. He hasn’t played the position for that long of period of a time, but he still does some things really well. He’s going to be a big part of our game plan came Saturday.”
Despite missing nearly four games, the sophomore is still third on the team in rushing with 134 yards.