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Season over for Penn State’s Mauti

Michael Mauti AP

As expected, Penn State won’t have one of its top players on the defensive side of the ball when they take the field for what will be their season finale this weekend.

Michael Mauti was injured during the first quarter of Saturday’s win over Indiana on what walked, talked and smelled like a chop block that wasn’t flagged.  The knee injury knocked the linebacker out for the remainder of the win, and will cost him this weekend’s game against Wisconsin as well.

While head coach Bill O’Brien didn’t confirm the severity of the injury, the speculation is that it was another ACL issue for the senior.

Mauti missed all of the 2009 season and eight games last season due to a pair of ACL tears.  He could petition the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility if he were so inclined based off the two previous injuries.

Mauti is currently second on the team in tackles (95) and first in interceptions with three.  He’s also been credited with 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss.

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4 Responses to “Season over for Penn State’s Mauti”
  1. tommy57 says: Nov 20, 2012 5:52 AM

    Tough break for a solid performer and a good guy.

  2. dhlions says: Nov 20, 2012 8:51 AM

    Sad end for a great player, but no matter what his chin should always be up for the things he accomplished at PSU.

  3. hovenaut says: Nov 20, 2012 10:55 AM

    Buckeye fan….full respect to this kid and everything he’s had to go through on and off the field. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  4. sbuel2 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:33 AM

    Nebraska fan and Mauti played great and got Martinez to cough up the ball going for a touchdown. Have a speedy recovery and be very proud of holding together your team in this difficult year and making a season of it for Penn State. You are a good player and a great leader. Only success in your future and you have the respect of your opponents as well as your fans.

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