October 29, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State safety Ryan Keiser underwent additional surgery on Wednesday to repair a bowel injury he suffered in practice last week.

Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson said in a statement approved by Keiser's family that he remained in an intensive care unit Wednesday and continues to improve at a hospital in Hershey.

The bowel injury was discovered after Keiser was originally diagnosed with a rib fracture.

Nelson said he did not have specifics on when Keiser's initial surgery was performed or details on what type of additional surgery Keiser had on Wednesday.

Penn State coach James Franklin declined comment after practice.

Penn State center Angelo Mangiro said on his Wednesday conference call with media that Keiser's teammates had been in touch with him and were wishing him well.

Keiser, 23, graduated in August with a degree in kinesiology. He made 11 career starts for Penn State and was also special teams captain prior to the injury.

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