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PSU’s Journey Brown may miss season

With Penn State’s opener five days away, the Nittany Lions are dealing with a significant development that leaves a major void on offense.

Running back Journey Brown, who emerged as the top tailback in the program last year and rushed for 202 yards in the Cotton Bowl, could miss the entire season, the school confirmed to Lions 247 in a statement late Monday night.

Penn State told Lions 247 that Brown has been “treated for a medical condition discovered during the offseason” and “will potentially miss the season.”

The condition has not been disclosed.

Brown, a Meadville product, rushed for 890 yards on 129 carries (6.8 per carry) and 12 touchdowns last year.

If Brown isn’t available, sophomore Noah Cain would be the projected starter.

Lion coach James Franklin is scheduled to hold his weekly press conference later today.

Penn State opens the Big Ten season Saturday at Indiana (3:30 p.m. kickoff).

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