Nov 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers running back Isaac Bennett (34) carries the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Miami won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt Football: Panthers RB Isaac Bennett to undergo shoulder surgery

One of the key members of the Pittsburgh Panthers football team will be missing some time as is reporting that he will need to undergo surgery on his sprained left shoulder. However, head coach Paul Chryst did reiterate that he hopes to have him back by the time fall camp begins.

Pitt running back Isaac Bennett’s sprained left shoulder is worse than the original diagnosis, and he will have surgery next week, coach Paul Chryst said.

Chryst said Bennett, who was hurt April 4 at practice, will miss most of the team’s offseason conditioning program. Chryst hopes Bennett will be ready for training camp when it begins in August.

Bennett is to be part of the two-headed running back monster that Chryst has at Pitt along with sophomore James Conner who broke onto the scene with a magnificent outing in the bowl game last December.

Last season, Bennett finished the year with 797 yards rushing while splitting time with Conner, and a lot more is expected of the duo in 2014, especially to help out Chad Voytik as he eases into the starting QB role.


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