Penn State's defense just took a huge hit.
On Thursday, Lions247 sports reported rising junior cornerback John Reid could miss the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury during spring practice. The specific nature of the injury is still unknown.
Reid started all 14 games for the Nittany Lions last season, in which he was named All-Big Ten honorable mention after notching 36 tackles, five for a loss and one interception. He also led the team in passes defended with 10.
He was set to return alongside seniors Christian Campbell and Grant Haley in the starting cornerback rotation.
Also on the roster are redshirt junior Desi Davis, transfer Jabari Butler, redshirt freshmen Zech McPhearson and T.J. Johnson and 2017 early enrollee and five-star recruit Lamont Wade. Until Thursday, Wade was thought to be in the mix to shift positions and replace the departed Malik Golden at safety.
The Nittany Lions will add true freshmen Tariq Castro-Fields, Donovon Johnson and DJ Brown this summer.