Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee, Penn State confirmed on Sunday. Mauti suffered the injury in the first quarter of Penn State's 34-6 win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
The redshirt junior will have surgery in the next two weeks and then begin rehabilitation, which will last a minimum of nine months, according to Penn State Director of Athletic Medicine Wayne Sebastianelli.
This is the second time Mauti, Penn State's top linebacker and one of its leaders on defense, has suffered an ACL injury. Mauti sustained the same injury in his right knee in 2009 and missed the entire season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
Senior cornerback D'Anton Lynn, who was carted off the field in Saturday's third quarter and taken to the hospital, will be evaluated by the team's medical staff this week. Doctors examined his head, neck and spinal column before he was released from the hospital late Saturday afternoon.