Penn State tight end won't have a chance to work through the six remaining spring practices after the sophomore sustained a deep bone bruise in his knee that will sideline him for the remainder of spring ball. and PennLive confirmed with multiple sources that the Cedar Cliff alum will not be available for the rest of James Franklin's spring practices.
Breneman did not appear to be with the team during the early portion of last Saturday's practice when the players warmed up inside Holuba Hall and worked through drills. It's unclear when Breneman sustained the bone bruise. Franklin will not disclose any injuries, per his policy.
The good news for Penn State is that the injury isn't believed to be anything that should sideline Breneman for a substantial amount of time. After the spring Penn State is working through, one where guard the Breneman news, while not ideal for the team of course, isn't as bad as what it could've been. After spring ball wraps up the players workout on their own until the conclusion of the semester and then many typically return a week or two later to begin the summer training cycle.
Breneman appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman and caught 15 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns. The former five-star recruit is expected to take on a larger role in Penn State's offense this season and will be one of quarterback Christian Hackenberg's targets for years to come.
Without Breneman for the remainder of the spring the Lions can continue to use tight ends Kyle Carter and Jesse James, both players who appeared in every game last season and who throughout the last two seasons have produced their share of plays. Redshirt sophomore could be the recipient of more action this spring after he dealt with a back injury that hampered his progress last season. Four-star prospect Mike Gesicki joins the loaded position group this summer.
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