Former Nittany Lion wide receiver Deon Butler, now with the NFL Seattle Seahawks, suffered a broken leg in yesterday’s 40-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Butler suffered a broken right leg after catching the ball in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Butler did his best to conceal the severity of the injury as he was taken to the locker room on a cart.
This will certainly end Butler’s season. He remained in California to be treated, and was apparently scheduled for surgery last night. Recovery time will depend upon the severity of the fracture.
Once again, we see a Penn State player who after playing a short while in the NFL sustains a serious, possibly career-threatening injury. Coincidence? I know the NFL is a rough league, but it seems to this Turkey that a disproportionate number of former Penn State players meet with calamity there. I’ll continue to question the efficacy of the Penn State strength and conditioning program until someone knocks some sense into my head.
We wish Deon a quick and complete recovery.