Pitt freshman offensive guard Chris Jacobson will need surgery to repair a dislocated right knee cap, Panthers coach Dave Wannstedt said today.
“It sounds like he’s going to need some type of knee surgery,” Wannstedt said. “We’re still working through that. It’s just an unfortunate thing.”
Jacobson, a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder from Keystone Oaks, was the second-team left guard for the Panthers before getting injured during a pass-rush drill Saturday. Jacobson was wearing a knee brace when the injury occurred.
Wannstedt said Jacobson’s injury will require surgery, likely next week, but didn’t rule him out for the season.
“We’ll see what happens and try to get him back as quick as we can,” Wannstedt said. “Nothing will be decided how long he’ll be out until after the surgery.”
Jacobson was a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 selection last fall at Keystone Oaks High School. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and was rated the state’s top prospect and the nation’s No. 38 prospect nationally by Scout.com. Both Scout.com (No. 3) and Rivals.com (No. 9) ranked him among the nation’s top-10 offensive guard prospects.