October 1, 2007

Pinkston out for season

Pitt's injury problems in 2007 continued to compound when it was announced on Monday that sophomore offensive tackle Jason Pinkston will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Pinkston, a true sophomore who entered the season as the Panthers' starting right tackle, dealt with with a nagging injury to his left shoulder throughout training camp. But he aggravated the injury in Pitt's loss to Michigan State on September 15th.

"After evaluating Jason's shoulder the last two weeks, it was decided it would be in his best interest to undergo surgery this week," head coach Dave Wannstedt said.

Pinkston joins a littany of Panthers who have suffered season-ending (or season-limiting) injuries in 2007. Senior wide receiver Derek Kinder tore his ACL in training camp; sophomore running back Kevin Collier broke his wrist in training camp; junior quarterback Bill Stull suffered ligament damage to the thumb on his right (throwing) hand in the season-opener against Eastern Michigan; and junior defensive tackle Gus Mustakas tore his ACL during the Panthers' second game of the season.

Freshman offensive guard Chris Jacobson is also out for the year with knee injury, and freshman offensive tackle Dan Matha is also out for the year due to injury.

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