Penn State announced this morning that returning sophomore tight end Adam Breneman is sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State football coach James Franklin announced today that tight end Adam Breneman (Mechanicsburg) will be out indefinitely with an injury. Coach Franklin asked that the public support and respect Adam and his family's privacy.
Breneman made 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns during his true freshman season, hauling in a scoring strike in each of the last three games. His 68-yard touchdown catch and run in Penn State's big 31-24 win at No. 14 Wisconsin was the Nittany Lions' longest play from scrimmage last season. The former Cedar Cliff High School All-American started five games as a true freshman in 2013.
While Breneman's injury is certainly not a catastrophic blow to the tight end unit that features Jesse James, former freshman All-American Kyle Carter, Brent Wilkerson and incoming freshman Mike Gesicki, it is another setback for the former five-star recruit who missed his entire senior year at Cedar Cliff High School due to a knee injury. He rehabbed and became an integral part of the Penn State offense, especially in the second half of the 2013 season.
One can only speculate on the amount of time Breneman will be out, but "indefinitely" isn't something that inspires the thought of a quick return to the field.
UPDATE: BWI is reporting that Breneman is facing another knee injury, but not one dealing with the knee he injured in high school. They also said that it is not believed that this is another ACL injury.
We here at BSD wish Adam a speedy recovery!