Early reports ($) indicate that Penn State wide receiver Curtis Drake has broken his leg, an injury that should keep him out six to eight weeks. The injury was apparently sustained during practice on Monday. Drake was expected to see increased playing time in 2010. Last year, as a true freshman, Drake caught 8 balls for 98 yards, but is widely regarded as one of the players to watch in the future.â†µ
Drake caused a minor stir earlier this summer when he and incoming basketball recruit Taran Buie were cited for disorderly conduct outside of a State College McDonald's. In what turned out to be a big misunderstanding, Drake has moved on and was eager to begin camp when Penn State opened fall practice last week.
Drake was a front-runner to land the starting slot wide receiver position, and his injury opens the door for other players to see increased playing time, players such as Justin Brown, Shawney Kersey, and Devon Smith.â†µ
As of now, the injury could keep Drake out through the Iowa game on October 2, a much hyped game where the Nittany Lions are going to need all the help they can get.â†µ
UPDATE: Report from a non-fee based site, though there is no new information than what is seen above.