Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a stalwart of the Pittsburgh Panthers line, might miss Saturday's contest against Gardner-Webb due to a knee injury, according to a report by Jerry DiPaola of the Tribune-Review.
Should Donald, a member of the All-Big East's second team last season, miss this week, his absence like won't carry on for much longer than that, head coach Paul Chryst said in the report.
From DiPaola's report, here's Chryst on Donald's status for this weekend:
"You do feel encouraged (for the future)." "It's not anything that has a long-term effect. It's just one of those things. I don't know if he will be able to go this Saturday, but certainly we feel really good about after that."
Donald has five quarterback hurries and eight total tackles, two for loss, so far this season, which included an upset win over Virginia Tech, 35-17, on Sept. 15.