Penn State's Sasa Borovnjak tears ACL

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State Nittany Lions forward Sasa Borovnjak will miss this season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The team said Monday the injury occurred without any contact during a team workout last week. Preseason practice officially begins Friday.

The 6-foot-9 Borovnjak played 18 games last season as a freshman, averaging 6.8 minutes and 1.8 points. He was expected to play a more prominent role off the bench as a sophomore.

The injury leaves the Nittany Lions with just two reserves taller than 6-7 behind the starting front line of seniors Andrew Jones, Jeff Brooks and David Jackson.

Penn State is trying to rebound from an 11-20 season.