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5-Star Penn State Signee Micah Parsons Injured During Basketball Game

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Joe Paterno is seen on the scoreboard during a time out against the Temple Owls during the game on September 17, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Micah Parsons is finishing up his high school career before enrolling at Penn State in January, but unfortunately went down with a basketball injury on Wednesday.

Micah Parsons is the top player in Penn State's excellent recruiting class. He is ranked No. 4 overall in the country, and No. 1 among weak side defensive ends and No. 1 in Pennsylvania, per 247Sports.

He is set to hit campus in early January, but was playing out the string for Harrisburg High School's basketball team.

Late in Wednesday's 66-63 loss to Abington Heights, Parsons came down on an opposing players football while attempting to secure a rebound.

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More on the injury, from PennLive:

Postgame, Parsons, who scored 15 points, said he suffered the injury when he stepped on an Abington Heights' player's foot when he came down with the rebound.

"He put his foot out, I landed on it, and it just kind of (folded over)," Parsons said.

"It (hurt). I've never had something like that happen."

He was helped to his feet, and struggled to put weight on the foot as he was helped back to the locker room.

Luckily, it does not appear that the injury will be serious for the future Nittany Lion star.

His coach, Kirk Smallwood, said he did not believe the injury was serious.

And Parsons said he was confident of that as well.

"It's going to be fine," he said. "This is just a sprain. Nothing is broke."

Parsons is moving from defensive end to middle linebacker at Penn State, and could see immediate playing time due to depth issues in the PSU front seven.

Hopefully he'll be back to 100-percent by the time Penn State spring practice rolls around, and can hit the ground running.

[PennLive]