Saturday, February 6, 2016

Penn State tight end Kyle Carter 'day-to-day' with ankle injury

On Tuesday in the Big Ten coaches teleconference, coach Bill O'Brien revealed that Carter would be 'day-to-day' with a lower leg injury.

Penn State tight end Kyle Carter 'day-to-day' with ankle injury

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The fans at Beaver Stadium began to file out of their seats with two minutes remaining on Saturday. The Whiteout was spoiled and Penn State's five game winning streak was dashed. The Nittany Lions have Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes to thank for that.

But perhaps lost in the mix was the wince on Kyle Carter's face. As the game clock ticked down, the redshirt sophomore hobbled off the field, assisted by a trainer. A bulging bag of ice was wrapped around his left ankle.

On Tuesday in the Big Ten coaches teleconference, coach Bill O'Brien revealed that Carter would be 'day-to-day' with a lower leg injury. 

"I'll know better at the end of the week," O'Brien said. "He seems to be doing okay."

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Carter is second on the Lions with 35 catches and 441 yards. The redshirt freshman -- like most of his five best friends who make up the 'Supa Six' - is having a breakout season. The Delaware native has two touchdowns, includng a 20-yard catch with 1:41 remaining on Saturday. It is believed that Carter injured himself on that catch.

-Emily Kaplan

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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