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Penn State Football: 2013 Recruit Adam Breneman Tears ACL

by on June 14, 2012 4:23 PM

Updated at 2:05 p.m. June 15

Adam Breneman, the top tight end prospect for the Class of 2013, has indeed torn his right ACL, his father confirmed to Lions247 on Friday.

Breneman's father, Brian, told the website: "We are very grateful for the outpouring of support over the past 24 hours with regards to Adam's injury. An MRI this morning confirmed that Adam has a torn ACL in his right knee. While he is disappointed that he will be unable to play football his senior season, he is very optimistic about his future at Penn State and is totally committed to making a full recovery in time for the 2013 season. WE ARE!"

Breneman also underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in each of his shoulders this offseason.

Earlier at 4:23 p.m. June 14

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Penn State 2013 verbal commit Adam Breneman suffered a knee injury during a recent 7-on-7 practice, he told Lions247 on Thursday.

The severity of the injury is not known at this time, Breneman said. He's scheduled to have an MRI in the next day or so.

Here's his statement, according to Lions247, a well-regarded Penn State football website.

"Since the rumors are out I guess I'll make a statement. At our 7v7 today I did suffer a knee injury. We are unsure how minor or severe it is. Doctor Bixler said it could be very minor or it could be ACL. We should know in the next 24 hours after I get an MRI.'

Breneman, the top tight end prospect in the nation, has a four-star rating, according to

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