Another week, another torn ACL.
"He's got an ACL [tear] just like [right tackle Lou] Eliades," Paterno said. "I said to Doc, 'can we play one game without losing a football player for the season?' That was a big situation, no question about it."
With primary tight end Andrew Szczerba out as well, that leaves the Nittany Lions with freshman Kevin Haplea and hybrid widout-tight end Brett Brackett at the position. Brackett could be pretty respectable as a pass catching option, but it's hard to see him helping out much in run blocking. This is a big loss for Penn State, especially because the Lions seemed to target the tight ends a little more against Iowa, something they hadn't done much of in the first four games. Best wishes to Garry for a quick recovery.