Pitt loses DE Romeus (knee) for season

Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus will miss the rest of his senior

season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee,

the second major injury he has had this season.

Romeus, the Big East Defensive Co-Player of the Year last

season, while hurt while rushing the quarterback during Pitt’s

30-28 loss to Connecticut on Thursday. Romeus returned for that

game after being out since injuring his back Sept. 2 against

Utah.

Romeus will get multiple opinions before deciding whether he

will have surgery for the second time this season. He needed an

operation after hurting his back during Pitt’s season opener.

Before the season started, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Romeus was

projected to be an early round NFL draft choice. He did not have a

sack in two games.