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Pitt loses starting lineman to season-ending injury

Chris Jacobson AP

If Pittsburgh hopes to rebound from their come-from-ahead loss to Iowa last weekend, they’re going to have to do so without the services of one of their most experienced offensive linemen.

The Panthers announced Friday evening that starting left guard Chris Jacobson will miss the remainder of the 2011 season with an unspecified injury to his left knee.  Jacobson suffered the injury in the loss to Iowa Saturday.

Because he suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee during summer camp in 2007, Jacobson will petition the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver and a sixth season of eligibility.

“Chris Jacobson is one of the most respected people in our program and I know every player and coach feels disappointment for him that he’ll miss the rest of the year,” Pitt coach Todd Graham said in a statement. “Fortunately, we feel optimistic about his chances to receive a sixth year from the NCAA.”

Jacobson has started 17 straight games, including the first three this season.  He is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by redshirt sophomore Cory King.

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2 Responses to “Pitt loses starting lineman to season-ending injury”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Sep 24, 2011 10:49 AM

    Strike 1 – he’s not black so it might be racist if the NCAA gives him a medical hardship and denies a black players medical hardship, but it would be fine if it was the other way around b/cLord knows the NCAA would not want to appear to be politically incorrect

    Strike 2 – he doesn’t play in the SEC or at USC orany of the ESPN-favored schools

    Strike 3 – he’s an OG, and everyone knows that the skill position players is what packs stadiums so based on these 3 criteria his medical hardship will be denied by the NCAA

  2. halo81 says: Sep 24, 2011 12:01 PM

    Dude, I get your sarcasm, but the race card didn’t need to be played. I personally have a family member in college football who is in the process of getting a 2nd medical hardship right now that is Caucasian.

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