The Pittsburgh Panthers are looking to make a move in the ACC going into the 2016 season. Earlier this week, however, one of their top players in sophomore safety Jordan Whitehead had surgery.
Whitehead reportedly had surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. Luckily for Pittsburgh, the Freshman All-American should only miss about 4-6 weeks and will be back ahead of the start of the season.
This timeline sets him for a return at the start of training camp in August, barring a major setback. Having Whitehead on the field would be a huge boost for the Panthers, who finished second in the ACC Coastal division in 2015.
Jordan Whitehead had a huge impact for Pitt last season as he led the team with 109 tackles, a true freshman record at the school. He also showed some of his worth on the offensive side of the ball, rushing for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
For those efforts, he was named ACC Defensive Freshman of the Year and the ACC Freshman of the Year. He was also named to the Freshman All-American team.
The Panthers open the 2016 season on September 3 when they host the Villanova Wildcats.
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