Penn State head coach James Franklin announced on Monday that sophomore tight end Adam Breneman will be out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury. As per usual, Franklin did not give any specific details on the nature of the injury or how long the talented tight end will be out.
However, the speculation is that the injury could be a serious one.
This news comes as the Nittany Lions begin their second week of training camp for the 2014 season. They open the season in just 19 days against the Central Florida Knights in the Croke Park Classic. That game will be played in Dublin, Ireland on August 30.
Breneman played as a true freshman in 2012 and started to make a big impact on the offense at the end of the season.
He formed a chemistry will freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg and the two were expected to continue it this year. Breneman finished 2013 with 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns. His three touchdowns came in each of the final three games.
While there’s still no official word on how long Breneman will be out, if it’s for any extended amount of time, he will leave a hole in the offense. Luckily, if there’s one position the Nittany Lions are loaded at, it’s tight end.
Jesse James and Kyle Carter are both expected to have big seasons this year. James has been the best overall Penn State tight end the last two seasons. Brent Wilkerson, who missed 2013 due to injury, and true freshman Mike Gesicki should both see playing time in Breneman’s abscense.