February 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Dr. Waye Sebastianelli will no longer serve as team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Penn State football program, a post he held for more than 20 years, according to a release sent to The Daily Collegian.
Sebastianelli will remain on staff as director of athletic medicine for Penn State and continue caring for student-athletes, but will not solely be focused on the football team moving forward.
Dr. Peter Seidenberg, an associate professor of orthopedics and primary care sports medicine physician for Penn State Hershey's orthopedic practice, will take over for Sebastianelli as team physician. Further, Dr. Scott Lynch, also an associate professor of orthopedics, will take on the role of the football program's orthopedic consultant.
The release states that the change in medical staff stems from an effort to realign the program's staff as a whole.
"The change in physicians was made after a review of procedures and personnel by coach Bill O'Brien and is part of an on-going re-organization of the football staff," the release said.
This news comes only a few hours after the retirement of Fran Ganter, a long-time member of the football program, was announced Wednesday morning.