Lou Eliades injures knee

Updated: September 25, 2010, 10:45 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Penn State starting right tackle Lou Eliades suffered a serious knee injury in Saturday's win against Temple and could be sidelined for an extended period.

Coach Joe Paterno said after the game that he's "almost sure [Eliades has] a torn ACL," adding that the senior likely will miss the remainder of the season.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Eliades started at right guard last season before being moved to tackle.

Penn State opens the Big Ten season next week at No. 18 Iowa.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.