Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt announced today at his weekly press conference that defensive end Greg Romeus is likely out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

He said Romeus suffered the injury in a non-contact play rushing the passer Thursday night in Pitt’s 30-28 loss at UConn. Wannstedt said Romeus will get a second opinion, but it appears he is likely done for the year.

“This is a young man that I’ve got strong, strong feelings for,” Wannstedt said. “He did sustain a knee injury. It was an ACL tear in the game. He is gonna get a second opinion on Tuesday, but all indications and how it appears right now is that (Greg’s) year is over.

“It’s very, very painful for me to stand here and say that because nobody — there isn’t a player on our football team and hasn’t been since I’ve been here — that has done everything the right way on the field, off the field.”

Romeus had missed most of the season to a back injury that required surgery after the season opener at Utah. The UConn game was Romeus’s first game back from surgery.

Wannstedt said he expects Romeus to be healthy for the 2011 NFL Combine.

Chris Gates | Area 4-1-Zoo Blog

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