Adam Breneman is the centerpiece of what has been a very good recruiting start so far for Penn State football's class of 2013, but the star tight end from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill might not be playing again in 2012.
Breneman confirmed with 247Sports and the Patriot-News newspaper in Harrisburg that he injured his knee Thursday during 7-on-7 camp at his high school.
The extent of the injury isn't known yet. Breneman was scheduled to have an MRI within 24 hours of the injury to determine that.
"We are unsure how minor or severe it is. Doctor Bixler said it could be very minor or it could be ACL,'' Breneman said in a text to Lions247's Sean Fitz that was reported on that website.
If it is an ACL tear, Breneman likely would miss his senior season. Breneman had just recovered from a labrum injury that slowed him in the spring.
The No. 1 tight end prospect in the country, Breneman was a key early commitment for new Nittany Lion coach Bill O'Brien and seems to be an ideal fit considering the success O'Brien had developing players at that position while with the New England Patriots.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Breneman caught 72 passes as a junior for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns.
"So overwhelmed by all the support from everyone! Praying for the best. No matter what happens, I'll come back better than ever,'' Breneman released through his Twitter page on Thursday night.
- Philip Cmor