The injury bug has been kind to Penn State so far this preseason, according to coach Bill O’Brien.
O’Brien said in a conference call Thursday that there weren’t any serious injuries to report, which is good news for a Penn State team already struggling with numbers problems courtesy of the NCAA.
Safety Jake Fagnano and offensive tackle Donovan Smith have been hampered by hamstring issues.
Reserve guard Marc Arcidiacono has had the most trouble seeing the field as he deals with what O’Brien called a foot issue, which he suffered during winter strength and conditioning.
“He’s a guy I feel really bad for,” O’Brien said. “He’s a really great kid that’s just been injured. He’s one of those guys that’s been on the shelf a little bit with his foot. I feel terrible for him because he’s a great kid that really cares about playing but he just hasn’t been able to get on the field.”
O’Brien added that some other players have come down with flu-like symptoms in recent weeks.