Sunday, August 30, 2015

Penn State's Lynn listed as "doubtful" to play against Indiana

Penn State cornerback D'Anton Lynn is listed as "doubtful" to play at Indiana on Saturday with a head/neck injury.

Penn State's Lynn listed as "doubtful" to play against Indiana

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Penn State cornerback D'Anton Lynn is listed as "doubtful" to play at Indiana on Saturday with a head/neck injury.

Lynn sustained the injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's 34-6 win against Eastern Michigan and was down for several minutes before he was strapped to a board and carted off the field. He was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center and released late Saturday afternoon with movement in all his extremities. Doctors examined his head, neck and spinal column. 

We should find out more on Lynn's status at coach Joe Paterno's weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon. 

Also on the team's injury report, backup running back Brandon Beachum is listed as "possible" with a sprained right foot that he sustained in practice last Tuesday. Reserve offensive tackle Mike Farrell is also "possible" with a knee injury.

As far as the depth chart goes, the big question remains open. For the fifth straight week, the Nittany Lions' starting quarterback is listed as Rob Bolden "OR" Matt McGloin. 

Fifth-year senior and State College native Nate Stupar is listed as the starter at outside linebacker opposite Gerald Hodges after the season-ending ACL injury to Michael Mauti on Saturday. 

With Lynn's status in doubt, Stephon Morris is listed as the starting cornerback opposite senior Chaz Powell. 

Anthony Fera is now listed as the starting placekicker and starting punter, as were his duties against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. 

--Jake Kaplan

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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 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.

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.

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