On Sunday, the Nittany Lions (6-4-2, 0-3-0 Big Ten) lost 1-0 at Michigan State (4-6-2, 1-1-1 Big Ten) in East Lansing. Unfortunately along with the loss, the squad also had two players come out of the game either due to injuries or heat exhaustion.
Junior midfielder John Gallagher came out of the game in the third minute of play with a right calf injury. The Pine Bush, NY native would later return to the game but what not be 100 percent. In total, he played 25 minutes for Bob Warming’s Lions who have still yet to register a point in Big Ten play, the only team in the conference to do so.
On Monday, Gallagher met for two hours with the team doctor’s and established that he suffered a contusion in his right calf. They hooked a stimulus machine up to his calf and sent electric shock waves around where the swelling and pain were in his calf. That helped to drain out his calf and he can now put full pressure and even jog a little on it.
Teammate Owen Griffith came out of the game in the second half because he was suffering from heat exhaustion. The freshman defender had difficulty seeing out of his left eye, so the trainers cooled him down. He was still pretty sick after the game, but is feeling better now.
Both players are expected to be ready for the Lions next match Wednesday night at No. 3 Akron. The team is scheduled to do a brief training session tomorrow evening before taking to the road and heading to Akron.