Penn State reportedly suffered its first major injury of 2017.
According to 247sports, veteran cornerback John Reid suffered a serious knee injury in practice and he will miss significant time. Reid “is likely” to miss all of the 2017 season, 247sports reported.
Reid was expected to be one of the Lions’ top returning defenders in 2017. He started 16 games in the first two years of his career. The junior-to-be emerged as one of the key weapons in the secondary in 2016.
Last year, Reid recorded 36 tackles, five tackles for loss an interception and a fumble recovery.
Reid played as a true freshman, which means that he could redshirt the 2017 season without losing any eligibility if it is a season-ending injury.
Fortunately for Penn State, there is depth at cornerback. Grant Haley and Christian Campbell are expected to start as seniors. The Lions also have talented early enrollee Lamont Wade, as well as veterans Desi Davis and Amani Oruwariye.
The Lions host their spring game on April 22.