Penn State wide receiver Curtis Drake has some high expectations, but he must first get back on the field. The Nittany Lions' sophomore wideout missed all of last year dealing with a stress fracture in his lower leg, and he will now miss the entire spring after re-injuring the same leg, sources told Lions247.com.
Drake missed the entire 2010 season.
Sources say that Drake had his ankle rolled up on by cornerback Mike Wallace during a receiving period in the team's first practice on Saturday. The result was a minor fracture, but that will be enough to keep him out of action.
The Philadelphia native played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2009, catching eight balls for 98 yards in addition to throwing for a touchdown against Michigan State in the regular season finale.
He was expected to play a big part in the team's offense from the 'R' receiver position last season, but never made it onto the field. He used his redshirt season in 2010.
Drake was on crutches at practice on Monday and Wednesday. No changes have been made to the lineup at this time.
Penn State's only early enrollee in the Class of 2010 is now getting a different look, as former offensive tackle Anthony Alosi has been switched over to the defensive line. Alosi will play the five-technique strongside defensive end position.