Penn State tight end Adam Breneman will miss the rest of spring football practice with a bone bruise in his knee a source told the Centre Daily Times.
The Nittany Lions are halfway through spring practice and Breneman will be held out as a precautionary measure. It is expected Breneman will be available to begin his sophomore season without a hitch when training camp starts this summer, the source said.
Penn State’s policy under coach James Franklin is not to release injury reports.
Breneman’s injury was first reported by Blue White Illustrated’s Ryan Snyder.
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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that Breneman had an MRI that showed no serious damage.
As a true freshman last season, the former Cedar Cliff star contributed from Day 1 in Bill O’Brien’s offense. His role expanded as the season wore on. Breneman played in every game except the Big Ten opener at Indiana and finished with 15 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Over the last five games, Breneman snagged 10 catches and sparked the Nittany Lions’ season ending win against Wisconsin with a 68-yard touchdown reception from Christian Hackenberg.
In addition to Breneman, Penn State returns junior tight ends Jesse James and Kyle Carter. Brent Wilkerson offers another receiving option for Hackenberg after the sophomore missed all of last season with a back injury.