The physical toll of playing football can be overwhelming at times. Although Penn State is having another strong season, its coaching staff could have an interesting situation to handle in the coming days.
Last season, Ellison Jordan struggled to make an impact for the Nittany Lions. Now, fast forward to this season, where the redshirt sophomore is becoming an important player for Penn State’s defensive line.
Yet, Jordan’s time on the gridiron could actually come to an abrupt end.
In a concerning string of tweets, Jordan shared his disturbing story from today’s practice. Due to a knee injury, the defensive tackle couldn’t run at full speed, but that didn’t stop coaches from getting mad at his effort.
Despite all his hard work, the former four-star recruit is actually contemplating whether he should continue playing football.
Some candid comments tweeted tonight by Penn State DL Ellison Jordan, who is clearly dealing with an adverse moment in his football career.
Jordan, a redshirt sophomore, has appeared in three games this season. He recorded a sack against Kent State. pic.twitter.com/StpUbaQ0h7
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 11, 2018
There is already concern surrounding injuries to young athletes, and this latest development could just add fuel to the fire.
Penn State’s coaching staff will need to solve this problem immediately. After all, this can affect the program’s current and future players.
Hopefully, Jordan will be at peace with whichever decision he makes about his playing career.