Ahead of a matchup of undefeated ACC teams, one of them has taken a hit to its passing attack.
After Syracuse pushed its record to a perfect 4-0 with a Week 4 win over UConn, head coach Dino Babers revealed that Ravian Pierce will be sidelined indefinitely because of an unspecified lower-body injury. The starting tight end missed the non-conference win over the Huskies because of the issue.
At this point, it’s unclear when the injury took place.
“It’s really kind of disappointing, it kind of snuck up on us,” the head coach said by way of the Syracuse Post-Standard. “He’s such a tough guy. We don’t know exactly when it happened.”
In three games this season, all starts, the senior had caught six passes for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In starting nine games last season, the 6-3, 237-pound Pierce’s four receiving touchdowns were tied for second on the team.
Syracuse will travel to unbeaten and second-ranked Clemson this weekend.