The Syracuse Orange are taking on North Carolina State on Thursday night at home, but it remains unknown if starting quarterback Eric Dungey will be available to play in the game. Dungey is still recovering from a head injury suffered last weekend at Clemson, and the quick turnaround on the schedule leaves his status for Thursday up in the air.
”We’re waiting for the test results to come back,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said on Wednesday when meeting with the media.
Syracuse will prepare Austin Wilson and Zack Mahoney for duty in the event Dungey is not cleared to play in the game, although Babers is not ruling Dungey out just yet. It would appear Syracuse will make a game-time decision on who will play at quarterback for the Orange against the Wolfpack in a game that is a must-win in order to keep bowl hopes within reach for both teams.
This is obviously a concern for Dungey and Syracuse. In addition to the growing awareness the sport of football has place don head trauma, Dungey was forced to miss playing time just last year due to head injuries. There is no need to rush him back for a football game if it means more damage in the long-term, and Syracuse is aware of this.