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Penn State Football: Wartman-White To Miss Remainder Of Season With Injury

by on September 20, 2016 12:45 PM

Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the remainder of the 2016 campaign according to coach James Franklin. The fifth year senior missed all of the 2015 season following a knee injury on special teams during Penn State's season opener against Temple.

Once again playing on special teams, Wartman-White was injured in the second quarter against Temple on Saturday during punt coverage, Wartman-White's knee appeared to buckle while away from the play. The linebacker stayed down on the ground before jumping up and jogging off the field.

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Penn State played this past weekend's game against Temple without all three starting linebackers. Brandon Bell missed the game while on crutches and Jason Cabinda with his hand in a cast. Franklin did not offer a timeline for either player, including if they would be able to go this weekend on the road against No. 4 Michigan.

Franklin noted on Tuesday that safety Koa Farmer has moved back to linebacker. Sophomores Manny Bowen and Jake Cooper played this past Saturday at linebacker alongside walk-on Brandon Smith who recorded eight tackles against Temple.



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