Penn State Confirms Mauti Injury

Linebacker tore the ACL in his right knee. He will have surgery within three weeks and miss the 2009 season.

Penn State is confirming a story FightOnState.com broke Sunday. Sophomore linebacker Michael Mauti tore an ACL in a scrimmage over the weekend.

The Penn State press releaase is as follows:

"Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti (Mandeville, La.) will miss the 2009 season after suffering a serious knee injury in practice on Sunday.

"A sophomore, Mauti tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State Director of Athletic Medicine. Mauti will have surgery within the next three weeks and rehabilitation will take approximately nine months, according to Sebastianelli.

"The 6-2, 231-pound Mauti played as a true freshman in 2008 and has a redshirt year available. He was expected to challenge for a starting assignment at linebacker."

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