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Penn State player admitted to Hershey Medical Center

Franklin discusses offensive line, Tommy Stevens triple play

Penn State football coach James Franklin speaks to the media about the offensive line and Tommy Stevens during a press conference Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 at Beaver Stadium.
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Penn State football coach James Franklin speaks to the media about the offensive line and Tommy Stevens during a press conference Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State offensive tackle Brendan Mahon has been admitted to Hershey Medical Center, Penn State athletics confirmed to the Centre Daily Times on Tuesday evening.

Mahon, who exited Saturday’s game against Iowa with an unspecified injury following Penn State’s first drive, was carted off the Nittany Lion sideline in the first quarter.

He is in “stable condition,” according to Penn State athletics.

Three days after losing the redshirt junior, Penn State head coach James Franklin, who has a policy not to discuss injury specifics, didn’t offer an explanation of Mahon’s condition at his Tuesday afternoon press conference.

“Right now, obviously we ended the game with Paris (Palmer) and Chasz (Wright). Right now that’s about all the information I have,” Franklin said, when asked about what will happen at right tackle between Mahon and his replacement, Wright, going into Saturday’s game at Indiana. “As you guys know, I don’t get into a whole lot of specifics anyway...We’re hoping to get some guys back. We’ll see how the week plays out.”

Redshirt freshman guard Ryan Bates couldn’t give any future status updates for Mahon on Saturday night following the game, but did talk about the impact of losing the veteran on the offensive line.

“Missing Brendan’s going to be a big loss to the offensive line,” Bates said. “He’s a phenomenal player.”

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