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Rutgers’ top threat in passing game doubtful for Pinstripe Bowl

Leonte Carroo AP

An injury that kept one of the most productive receivers in Rutgers’ passing attack out of the last two games of the regular season could very well bleed into the postseason as well.

On the first injury report released ahead of the Pinstripe Bowl, Leonte Carroo is listed as doubtful for the Dec. 28 matchup against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.  The wide receiver suffered what’s being labeled as an upper-body injury in the second half of the Nov. 21 loss to UCF.

The injury kept the sophomore out of games against UConn and USF.

Carroo has been unable to practice with the team as it preps for its bowl game.  Despite being officially listed as doubtful, head coach Kyle Flood used the “O” word when asked directly about Carroo’s availability.

I’m optimistic that he’s going to play in the game but he’s not out here practicing so when the question is, ‘Is there anybody that you are concerned about?’ that would be the one,” Flood said according to

Despite missing the last two games, Carroo is third on the Scarlet Knights in receiving yards (478) and receptions (28).  He also leads the Knights with nine receiving touchdowns; the remainder of the team has totaled 12 in 12 games.

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