Penn State tight end Garry Gilliam likely suffered a season-ending injury Saturday night in the team’s 24-3 loss to Iowa.
Gilliam, who had just one catch for 21 yards on the year, suffered an injury to the ACL in his left knee, according to The Patriot-News.
The redshirt freshman would be the second starter lost for the season to an ACL injury in just the last week. The Nittany Lions lost right tackle Lou Eliades for his senior season after he tore the ACL in his right knee against Temple.
Penn State has been hit especially hard at the tight end position. Andrew Szczerba, the projected starter coming out of spring practice and into summer camp, is dealing with a lingering back issue that has sidelined him for the season thus far, and it doesn’t look as if the redshirt junior will see the field this year.
Gilliam will likely be replaced in the starting lineup by true freshman Kevin Haplea. Redshirt senior wide receiver Brett Brackett will also see increased action on passing downs — moving in motion as a tight end-slot receiver option.
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