A male student was assaulted on Norris Street near 17th on Sunday morning.
Tanner Gerchak, a sophomore in the College of Education, suffered “severe head injuries” after being attacked from behind while walking two female students to their off-campus home, 6ABC reported.
Gerchak’s parents told 6ABC that Tanner has an injured eardrum, a severe concussion and a bone fracture above his ear.
He was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital on Sunday morning.
Chad Pradelli, a 6ABC reporter, tweeted a photo of Tanner in the hospital on Monday evening.
Police have a suspect in the beating that left a Temple student with serious head injuries. The soph was walking two female students home pic.twitter.com/IGsyvwBN84
— Chad Pradelli (@chadpradelli) December 4, 2017
The suspect is a high school senior at an archdiocesan high school and an accomplished wrestler, 6ABC reported. Charges have not been filed.