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Syracuse should have injured starting DB for opener vs. Penn State

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When Syracuse opens its first season under Scott Shafer, it appears the new head coach will have an injured starting defensive player at his disposal.

Safety Durell Eskridge underwent surgery early last month to repair to repair damage he suffered in his right hand.  The injury occurred at some point during spring practice, although the defensive back practiced through it and finished the sessions before undergoing the knife.

Asked Wednesday by the Syracuse Post-Standard about Eskridge’s availability for the opener against Penn State, Shafer said the sophomore “will be ready to go.”

Eskridge played in all 13 games last season.  He exited spring practice as one of the starting safeties on the Orange’s depth chart.

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2 Responses to “Syracuse should have injured starting DB for opener vs. Penn State”
  1. cyraider says: Jun 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    Bold strategy Cotton…I’m not sure why they would want to injure their own player, but if it confuses Penn State then it’s worth a shot.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 6, 2013 9:52 AM


    Thumbs up! That is funny.

    Anything…confusion…or anything else the Orange can do to prepare for and then play the Nittany Lions will be to their benefit. It looks like Penn State will be prepared with much to prove.

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