Penn State Cornerback John Reid Suffers Knee Injury In Practice

John Reid Football at Maryland 2015

Penn State’s defense took a hit after news broke that starting cornerback John Reid, who’s been one of the unit’s steadiest players, suffered a knee injury that puts his 2017 campaign in jeopardy. The news was first reported by Sean Fitz of Lions247.

Reid posted 36 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception in 2016 while serving as one of the team’s revolving door of punt returners. He does have a redshirt available to use after immediately contributing during his first two years on campus.

The news likely means rising senior Christian Campbell could emerge as the starter in Reid’s place. A host of players — including returning contributor Amani Oruwariye — are expected to compete for time at either the CB2 role or the nickel spot. True freshman Lamont Wade, who many expect to contribute in a number of capacities in 2017, could be a candidate for one of these spots; the early-enrollee has experienced a head-turning spring practice thus far and features a nose for the ball.

It’s unclear if Reid will miss the entire 2017 campaign, but the news doesn’t sound promising.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected].

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