PLAYBOOK HD: What Happened to Lee?

Take a look at two plays from the Temple win. Penn State's star linebacker was hobbled after both of them. Now his status for the Big Ten opener against Iowa is in question.

Penn State linebacker Sean Lee missed practice Monday with what the athletic department is calling a knee sprain. The team is listing him as day to day.

Of course, who knows if they are being accurate. Lee hobbled off the field late in Saturday's win over Temple at Beaver Stadium. Afterward, athletic department officials classified the issue as lower leg injury and said it was minor. Fellow linebacker Josh Hull said it was a cramp. Quarterback Daryll Clark was the only one who suggested the issue might be with a knee.

Nevertheless, Lee skipped practice Monday, and his status for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Iowa at Beaver Stadium is clearly up in the air.

To shed some light on the situation, we go back and look at two plays from the win over the Owls. One is from the second quarter, where Lee makes a tackle and limps back to the huddle (but he stays on the field). Another is from the fourth quarter, when Lee was not in on a tackle but leaves the game for good after struggling to get to the sideline.


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