When you're on a limited scholarship count, injuries may be the biggest worry surrounding a football team. Penn State has started to fill up the DL early this year as Bill O'Brien announced that both freshman wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton and redshirt freshman tight end Brent Wilkerson are expected to both miss significant time this year.
Hamilton will be out for the entire 2013 season as he recovers from a wrist injury that he sustained in high school. The Class of 2013 three-star recruit had the talent to make an impact with the team this year, but instead will use a redshirt to heal up. Thankfully, the wide receiver pool is deep for the Nittany Lions and someone should be able to step up and make his presence felt.
Wilkerson, who took his redshirt last year during his freshman year of eligibility, is working out some back issues and O'Brien said that he would be "out for a while". Wilkerson was expected to be part of the tight end rotation which included Kyle Carter, Jesse James and Matt Lehman. Expect Adam Breneman to take over Wilkerson's spot as well as the other tight end position as BOB said today that the freshman could play both the Y and F spots.
Finally, after recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, linebacker Ben Kline has been practicing sporadically and the team hopes he will be ready for Syracuse.
Check back later for more notes from Penn State Media Day.
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