Penn State LB out for season
Adding insult to injury, Penn State lost more than one of the toughest games in recent memory on Saturday.
The team announced that Nyeem Wartman-White will be out for the 2015 season with a leg injury.
The junior linebacker suffered a leg injury in the Lions’ 27-10 loss to Temple. The Philadelphia native had two tackles on the day before he got tangled up covering a punt in the second quarter.
He was a big reason why the Lions finished among the nation’s best in defending the run in 2014. He finished second on the team with 75 tackles in 2014.
Without arguably the team’s best linebacker, the Lions fell apart in the fourth quarter on both sides of the ball. Penn State did force 15 tackles for loss against Temple, but couldn’t get off the field in the fourth quarter and allowed 27 unanswered points.
It’s the second time Wartman-White has suffered a season-ending injury on special teams. He tore his ACL in Week 2 and missed the rest of the 2012 season as a freshman.
Penn State will look to bounce back from its Week 1 loss when it hosts Buffalo on Saturday.