Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Hayes done

No surprise here. Jerome Hayes is done for the season. The stand up end tore his anterior cruciate ligament late in Saturday's game when an Oregon State player chop blocked him. According to a release, Hayes, a redshirt junior, will undergo surgery to repair the knee. It should take nine months to rehab. Penn State is expected to ask the NCAA for another redshirt, a medical one, for Hayes. It was a shame to see for a number of reasons. One, Hayes tore the ACL in his other knee (the right one) last season against Wisconsin and had to work hard to get back in time for the season opener. Two, it was hard not to feel for the kid as he was visibly upset after it happened. Hayes is considered one of the nicest players on the team. And three, it's just another blow to a defensive line that's taken a series of them.

Hayes done

No surprise here. Jerome Hayes is done for the season. The stand up end tore his anterior cruciate ligament late in Saturday's game when an Oregon State player chop blocked him. According to a release, Hayes, a redshirt junior, will undergo surgery to repair the knee. It should take nine months to rehab. Penn State is expected to ask the NCAA for another redshirt, a medical one, for Hayes. It was a shame to see for a number of reasons. One, Hayes tore the ACL in his other knee (the right one) last season against Wisconsin and had to work hard to get back in time for the season opener. Two, it was hard not to feel for the kid as he was visibly upset after it happened. Hayes is considered one of the nicest players on the team. And three, it's just another blow to a defensive line that's taken a series of them.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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