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Another tough break for Beachum

Penn State tailback Brandon Beachum hasn't had a great deal of luck with injuries in his career to this point, and added another setback on Saturday at Wisconsin as he went to the turf late in the fourth quarter.

Early reports are that Beachum, who missed all of the 2010 season with a torn ACL and part of this season with a hamstring injury, broke his fibula in his left leg.

It will be determined on Sunday whether or not Beachum will require surgery on his lower leg. Regardless, it is expected that he will miss the Nittany Lions' bowl game.

Beachum was introduced with the seniors at Penn State's senior day against Nebraska earlier this month. He has already earned one degree and is working on a second, but it has yet to be confirmed that he will definitely gone after the season.

"You'd love to have Brandon Beachum back, but that's selfish on our part," offensive coordinator and running backs coach Galen Hall said following the Nebraska game. "Brandon has got to do what's best for himself and his family, and if that's moving on, we're 1,000 times behind him."

The Struthers, Ohio native started the season as the backup to Silas Redd, and finished the regular season as the team's fourth-leading rusher. He carried 34 times for 134 yards this season.

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