Penn State coach James Franklin announced linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the rest of the season.
Wartman-White, who was starting, suffered the injury during Saturday’s win against Temple. He fell to the ground and grabbed his knee after getting injured. It’s the second season in a row Wartman-White has been injured against the Owls. Both injuries have ended his seasons.
“He handled the setback last year really well,” Franklin said Tuesday. “This year we were still working on his physical and mental confidence, and on Saturday we thought he might just be scared that something had happened. He got up and ran around a little and we thought he might be OK, but that wasn’t the case.”
When asked if Wartman-White, a fifth-year senior, would try to get a sixth year, Franklin didn’t give a clear answer.
“He’s already graduated, which is awesome, and we’ll see what the future holds.”
Wartman-White had 14 tackles this season, including 3.5 for loss. In 2014, he posted 75 total tackles to rank second on the team. He had 32 tackles in 2013.
Here’s video, courtesy of DKPittsburghSports’ Audrey Snyder.
Franklin on Nyeem Wartman-White, who is done for the season pic.twitter.com/WYdbX2IQZ9
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 20, 2016
Penn State at Michigan at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday on ABC.