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RB Noah Cain doesn’t return after injuring ankle on first series

Photo from Noah Cain's Twitter

Noah Cain suffered an ankle injury on the Lions’ first series Saturday and went to the sideline.

Cain went into the medical tent, and then a few minutes later, he limped to the locker room.

Cain was replaced by Devyn Ford on the first series.

Cain had a terrific start to last season to earn the starting job, but he suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of action for a while.

This season, Cain is the lead tailback after the announcement that Journey Brown could miss the season with a medical condition.

The running back position was considered a major strength for the Lions. But that was with Brown and Cain expected to lead the way in the top two spots.

We’ll see if Cain returns to this game. If not, then all of a sudden running back could be a concern heading into next week’s showdown against Ohio State.

The Lions have two freshmen four-star recruits — Caziah Holmes and Keyvone Lee — behind Ford, but neither has played and would be in a challenging spot if they’re to be counted on heavily against the Buckeyes.

Holmes came in for his first career carry in the second quarter. He gained 4 yards and fumbled, but replay ruled he was down before the ball came out.

We’ll have more updates on Cain’s situation as they develop in the game.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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