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Penn State Football: Akeel Lynch Recovering From MCL Sprain

by on November 05, 2013 4:00 PM

Redshirt freshman running back Akeel Lynch suffered an MCL sprain during the Ohio State game per Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien.

"In the Ohio State game he sprained his MCL and he's day‑to‑day with that, and that's why he didn't play in the Illinois game." O'Brien said on Tuesday.

Lynch has long been a fan favorite, showing glimpses of skill during his limited playing time this season. With the emergence of running back Bill Belton, there has been little room for Lynch in the offensive rotation. So far this season Lycnh has accumulated 305 yards on 46 carries and a score. Lynch carried the ball 11 times during Penn State's 63-14 loss to Ohio State two weeks ago.

Other than Lynch, Penn State enters this weekend's contest against Minnesota healthy. 

"(Safety, Ryan) Keiser is doing well," O"Brien said. "They checked his hand out again. He seems to be healing well and he's doing well. I thought he did some really nice things for us on Saturday against Illinois. Ben Kline is still nursing the shoulder, but he'll be ready for the game."

The only other ailment?

"There are a couple of stomach bugs going around," O'Brien said with a slight smile "I tell these kids I wake up every day with a stomach bug, but they don't laugh at that."

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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