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Penn State Football: Freiermuth to Miss Remainder of Season Following Surgery

by on November 21, 2020 7:30 PM

Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth will miss the remainder of the season following surgery scheduled for next week, coach James Franklin said on Saturday night following the Nittany Lions' 41-21 loss to Iowa.

The junior tight end sustained the injury during Penn State's Oct. 31 loss to Ohio State game, according to Franklin. Freiermuth was not dressed to play on Saturday but could be seen on the sidelines.

"The injury has prevented Pat from playing at a high level and without pain, which led to the decision of surgery that he and his family made this week," Franklin said. 

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Freiermuth had 23 catches for 310 yards and a touchdown this season.

The news is the latest in a fairly long line of injuries Penn State has had to overcome, most notably presumed starting running back Journey Brown, who will no longer play football following the discovery of a previously undetected heart issue.

Running back Noah Cain was injured in the season-opening loss to Indiana and will miss the remainder of the year. Running back Devyn Ford left Saturday's game in the first half and did not return, although the extent of his injury is unknown. Cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields has missed the past two weeks for a medical reason as well, according to Franklin.

Penn State will now lean on tight end Brenton Strange among others to replace the Mackey Award finalist.

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