For the second straight season, Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White has had his season come to a premature end due to a season-ending leg injury.
Last season, Wartman-White suffered a torn ACL.
Unfortunately, after Wartman-White initially suffered what appeared to be a minor injury in the first half of last weekend’s game against Temple, it was determined that the injury will keep him out for a second straight year.
“Feel terrible for Nyeem Wartman-White,” Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin said, via Saturday Tradition. “Feel for Nyeem because he’s had two years in a row where he’s missed the season.”
But while it is disappointing that the starting linebacker suffered another season-ending injury, the possibility of a sixth-year of eligibility remains.
JF: Brandon Bell went to doctor's office with Nyeem.
"We'll see what future holds." Didn't completely discount possibility of 6th season.
— Donnie Collins (@PennStateTT) September 20, 2016
It’s a devastating blow for Penn State, as Wartman-White was the lone healthy starting linebacker.
There is no word on when fellow starting linebackers Jason Cabinda and Brandon Bell will be returning to the team’s lineup. Hopefully for Penn State, that moment comes soon, because they are faced with the tough task of going up against No. 4 Michigan this weekend.