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Buffalo Punter Who Suffered Gruesome Injury Shares Promising Update

Medical staff treats Buffalo punter Evan Finegan after brutal injury.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 07: Evan Finegan #40 of the Buffalo Bulls is attended to by the training staff after breaking his leg against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second half at Beaver Stadium on September 07, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

During a Week 2 game between Buffalo and Penn State, Bulls punter Evan Finegan suffered one of the most gruesome injuries we've seen this fall. Luckily, he is on the mend.

Finegan snapped his leg when Nittany Lions running back Journey Brown flew in on an attempt to block his punt. He was carted off the field and treated at a facility near Penn State.

After the game, James Franklin personally visited Finegan, a gesture the Buffalo punter really appreciated. This morning, he took a big step forward in his recovery, literally.

Just weeks after surgery, Finegan was back on the sideline at UB Stadum, and able to take some steps.

Finegan, a sophomore out of Michigan, was in his second year as punter for Buffalo, and was coming off of a strong freshman campaign, in which he averaged just under 42 yards per kick.

Because this game came in Week 2, Finegan should be able to retain his eligibility for this season, and have another three to kick in college. Hopefully he's able to get back for next season.

Buffalo lost that game at Penn State 45-13, but has had an up and down season overall. The Bulls fell to Liberty the following week, but just beat Temple, which was coming off an upset win over Maryland, 38-22.

One has to imagine the Bulls will have Evan Finegan in their thoughts the rest of the way, as they look to get back to the MAC title game.