Now, they’ll have to proceed minus three more players for the immediate future.
Thanks to an official release from the university, three Syracuse players are out with injuries — two of which are on an indefinite basis. Offensive guard Nick Lepak and linebacker Zack McCarrell have suffered a concussion and a hamstring injury, respectively, and will be out for until further notice.
Safety Phillip Thomas, on the other hand, suffered a broken jaw during practice on August 7 and had surgery yesterday. Amazingly, he is expected to return to non-contact drills in the next few days.
Thomas has played in 24 games for the Orange, including 16 starts. Lepak has played in 26 games for Syracuse and McCarrell is a former walk-on.