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UConn’s leading rusher ‘very probable’ for game vs. Orange

Lyle McCombs AP

After missing last weekend’s loss to Temple, Lyle McCombs should be back late this week to help shore up a UConn running game that was held to under 100 yards in the overtime defeat.

Head coach Paul Pasqualoni indicated Monday the injury that kept the starter out last weekend shouldn’t do the same Friday against Syracuse.  Probably.

He’s very probable,” the coach said. “I can’t say 100 percent, but he’s much better than he was last week.”

McCombs suffered an injured left hand in an Oct. 6 loss to Rutgers.  Roughly 24 hours before incurring that injury, McCombs was arrested on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic issue with his girlfriend.

Despite missing one full game and not starting a second due to the off-field incident, McCombs is far and away the Huskies’ leading rusher with 484 yards.  Max DeLorenzo is No. 2 with 118 yards.  McCombs has also scored four of UConn’s seven rushing touchdowns.

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