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The team announced Thursday that Bars, a redshirt junior, will undergo surgery in the next few days. Bars then will begin a rehabilitation of four-to-six months, according to team doctor Peter Seidenberg.
The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Bars was listed as a backup to C.J. Olaniyan on Penn State's summer depth chart. He appeared in eight games last season, recording two tackles.
A two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Bars redshirted in 2010 and has one season of eligibility remaining. Redshirt freshman Evan Schwan likely will step into the backup role.
Penn State Nittany Lions reserve defensive end Brad Bars will miss the 2013 season after rupturing his right Achilles’ tendon this week during a workout.