If you watched Penn State play Buffalo this past Saturday, you probably had to turn away from the screen for a brief moment.
That’s because Buffalo’s punter, Evan Finegan, suffered a gruesome injury during the game. After getting off a punt, a Penn State player collided with Finegan’s leg, snapping it upon contact.
Finegan laid on the ground for a few minutes before being carried off on a stretcher. He was taken to a facility close to Beaver stadium to be treated.
The injury was so gruesome Fox Sports didn’t show the replay. “We are not going to show you this break because it was very significant,” Tim Brando said during the broadcast. “It’s just not something you need to see at home.”
Finegan underwent surgery for his broken fibula and tibula on Sunday. It appears the surgery was successful.
He took to Twitter thank those who’ve offer the overwhelming support he’s received during this time. Finegan also shares a couple pictures with a few surprising guests.
I want to thank the entire Penn State community for taking me in as their own. Thank you @coachjfranklin for the support from your family and team. Also I want to thank the Penn State specialist for constantly checking in on me. I appreciate the sincere concern. pic.twitter.com/xpHsIufx01
— Evan Finegan (@efinegan40) September 10, 2019
What an incredible gesture from Penn State head coach James Franklin to visit Finegan at the hospital. He also brought along his daughter and several Penn State special teams players.
Classy move Penn State. This is the type of off-the-field act you love to see.
Get well soon, Evan.