|Nittany Lions lineman's career over after neck injury|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 11 May 2007 05:39|
Robinson walked off the field and was not hospitalized after the injury, but team doctor Wayne Sebastianelli discovered after examinations that Robinson was born with a tight spinal canal, team officials said.
Any impact to Robinson's head could pinch the spinal column and result in paralysis, the team said Thursday in a statement.
Robinson, of Camden, N.J., had been in the running for a starting spot on the line. He had two years of eligibility left.
``This is a big loss for the team,'' coach Joe Paterno said. ``I'm disappointed for him in regards to his football career, but you can't take any chances with his future.''