PSU’s Reid injured

Penn State junior cornerback John Reid has suffered a knee injury and could miss the entire season this fall, according to a report Thursday by

Losing Reid would be a big blow to the Nittany Lions on defense and special teams.

He has been a major contributor on defense his first two seasons, starting all 14 games in 2016 and two as a true freshman in 2015. Reid also was PSU’s top punt returner last season, averaging 7.5 yards on 22 returns.

It’s unclear how Reid suffered the injury, and the university did not confirm it Thursday. He does have a redshirt year available and could take that if he’s not able to play this fall.

If Reid is out, the Lions likely would turn to senior Christian Campbell to start in his cornerback spot, opposite senior Grant Haley. Campbell has a lot of experience, starting two games and appearing in 12 last season, after playing in eight games as a sophomore and 10 as a freshman.

Depending on how he progresses, true freshman Lamont Wade also could be in the mix for some playing time this season if Reid is out. Wade, a highly decorated recruit, enrolled early in January and is going through spring drills.