Although new Penn State head coach James Franklin has a policy about not talking about injuries, news about another injury during spring practice has emerged. Ryan Snyder of Blue White Illustrated first reported that sophomore tight end Adam Breneman will miss the remainder of spring practice, including the Blue-White Game, with a deep bone bruise in his knee.
This is the injury info I put out earlier…TE Adam Breneman is out for the spring with a bone bruise. He will not play in spring game.
— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) April 2, 2014
The news about an injury to Breneman comes on the heels of news that starting offensive guard Miles Dieffenbach suffered an apparent knee injury in practice last week and could miss a significant amount of time. Like Dieffenbach, Breneman was absent from the start of last Saturday’s practice, which was open to the media, in Holuba Hall.
While injuries are never good, especially to a team suffering from depth chart issues, the Nittany Lions are stacked at the tight end position. If Breneman is forced to miss time over the season, there are still several talented targets who will take the field. Kyle Carter, Jesse James and Brent Wilkerson were already all expected to see significant playing time this year. All of them represent talented, reliable targets for quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
Breneman really impressed as a true freshman last season, especially late in the year. He finished with only 186 receiving yards, but caught a touchdown pass in each of the final three games of 2013.
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