Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mauti ruled out for season, Lynn to be evaluated

Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament 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.

Mauti ruled out for season, Lynn to be evaluated

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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.

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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.

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