Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kyle Carter out vs Indiana, Zach Zwinak No. 1 running back

Is Kyle Carter's season done?

Kyle Carter out vs Indiana, Zach Zwinak No. 1 running back

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Penn State´s Kyle Carter. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Penn State's Kyle Carter. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Is Kyle Carter's season done?

The redshirt tight end has been a revalation for Penn State this season, which has relied on his position more than ever before. But Carter, who has two touchdowns, 36 catches and 432 yards, is ruled out for Saturday's game against Indiana with a hand injury, which he suffered in last week's game against Nebraska.

Carter was previously recovering from an ankle injury which sidelined him for one game.

In other injury news, safety Malcolm Willis (knee) and running back Curtis Dukes (head) are listed as day-to-day.

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As for the depth chart, Zach Zwinak's rise to the No. 1 running back in Bill O'Brien's offense has been cemented. On paper at least. Zwinak, who has previously been alongside Bill Belton as the No. 1 back, is now all alone. Belton is the No. 2.

 

-Emily 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 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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