By Allen Moff | Staff Writer
Senior left guard Pat McShane, one of only two returning starters on the offensive line from a year ago, was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's practice.
"It was a pass play. I think somebody rolled on him from behind," said Haynes. "We'll wait for the swelling to go down and see what happens. He goes to the doctor next week."
Redshirt freshman Alex Nielsen and junior college transfer Jim Katusha will fill in while McShane is sidelined.
"We've just gotta be careful for the rest of camp to make sure that we're smart," said Haynes. "This is the week you look around the nation and see a lot of guys getting hurt and banged up. It's just the nature of the beast."
Ironically, Kent State started the same five offensive linemen in every game last season.
Junior tight end Kyle Payton is also out of action because of a heart ailment.
"He had this in high school. It's something that we knew about. It just happened over the summer again, he had some issues with breathing," said Haynes. "I think he has to go back and have a procedure. He'll be available down the road.
"Other than that it's just typical camp nicks and bruises. We'll fight through it."
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