A bad afternoon just got even worse for Penn State. Following today's 27-10 loss at Temple, James Franklin shared that new middle linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the remainder of the season with an injury.
Franklin: Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the rest of the season.— Kris Petersen (@GoPSUKris) September 5, 2015
Nyeem slid into the middle linebacker spot this summer after Mike Hull's graduation a year ago. The redshirt junior from Philadelphia appeared to injure his knee covering a punt in the second quarter.
In his absence, fellow junior Gary Wooten Jr. took over. It also opened the door for freshman Jake Cooper to see action in his first Penn State game, and later fellow freshman Manny Bowen.
Wartman-White will still have one year of eligibility remaining after this season, after taking his redshirt year as a freshman. Nyeem was granted a medical redshirt as a freshman, after suffering a knee injury in that season's third game. That could open up the possibility for a sixth year of eligibility, should be opt to apply for one after the 2016 year.