Devin Butler‘s career at Syracuse has gotten off to an unhealthy start. Just how unhealthy, though, remains to be seen.
According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Butler was carted off the field toward the end of the Orange’s spring practice session Thursday. The school would only state that Butler sustained an unspecified injury, although the Post-Standard writes that the cornerback “was sitting next to a pair of crutches.”
The injury occurred amidst Syracuse’s eight practice out of the 15 allotted to them this spring.
In mid-December, Butler announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame to Syracuse. As a graduate transfer, Butler is eligible to play immediately for the Orange in 2017.
Butler’s final months in South Bend, though, were steeped in controversy and injury.
Butler re-fractured a bone in his left foot in June, an injury that was expected to sideline the corner until mid-October. In August, Butler was arrested on felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting law enforcement. Not long after, Butler was indefinitely suspended as a result of the incident.
His first three seasons with the Irish, Butler had played in 37 games. He started two games in 2014 and the regular-season finale in 2015. Prior to the injury and off-field issue, he was projected to start at one of the corner spots in 2016.