Nittany Lion coach James Franklin implies that injury issues have popped up again for the redshirt sophomore.

Bad luck on the injury front continues for Penn State redshirt sophomore tight end Adam Breneman.

Breneman, who missed the entire 2014 season with an undisclosed knee injury, was not on the depth chart the Nittany Lions released Tuesday morning. At his press conference later in the day, head coach James Franklin said Breneman is out of action. While not specifically saying it is an injury issue, he strongly implied as much.

When asked when Breneman might return, Franklin said, "I can't speak on that.”

Franklin asked the media not to approach Breneman or his family about the situation.

Breneman appeared to be in top shape at Penn State’s Lift for Life strength and conditioning event in July. He participated in contact in the early part of preseason camp.

Breneman also missed his senior season at Cedar Cliff High near Harrisburg with a knee injury.

Breneman was expected to be in the primary TE rotation for Penn State. Franklin said Mike Gesicki, Brent Wilkerson and Kyle Carter will handle the spot now, and that he does not intent to take anyone out of a redshirt to add depth.

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