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Trace McSorley plays on broken foot in final game of Penn State career

Trace McSorley suffered a serious injury during the final game of his Penn State career on Tuesday, but it did not stop him from coming back into the game.

McSorley left in the second half of the Citrus Bowl against Kentucky after injuring his foot, and Penn State quickly announced that he had a broken foot and would not return.

Part of that report from the school may have been true, but McSorley was not out for the game. He ended up coming back in and playing despite the injury. Unfortunately, he threw an interception on his first drive back with the Nittany Lions already trailing 20-7.

In an era where it has become common for star players to skip bowl games to “prepare” for the NFL Draft, you have to admire McSorley’s willingness to play hurt. The senior is projected to be taken somewhere near the middle or end of the draft this year, and teams will likely be impressed by the toughness he showed in his last game with Penn State.

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