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Syracuse Football Injury Update: Ryan Sloan Out For Year, Steve Rene Out 3-5 Weeks

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You knew it would happen sooner or later, right? Admit it, Syracuse Orange fan. You knew deep down that the Annual Syracuse Roster Decimation Express wasn't done with us just yet.

Losing Kyle Foster for the year and Justin Pugh for September? Mere child's play.

Defensive Ryan Sloan, who was slotted in the second spot on the depth chart behind Jay Bromley and Eric Crume, will miss the entire 2012 season with the dreaded "lower body injury." (via Dave Rahme):

Sloan, from Bellport, entered the season on the depth chart at tackle behind starters Jay Bromley and Eric Crume. He was working on the second team with junior-college transfer Zian Jones. Sloan suffered the injury before the Orange even donned shoulder pads, so it was a non-contact affair. It was initially believed he would miss only a month, but further studies revealed a more serious injury that will cost him the entire season.

All of a sudden, the looming decision on whether or not Iowa transfer John Raymon will be eligible this season looks more serious. Raymon and JUCO transfer Davon Walls have been taking Sloan's spot in his absence and will continue to do so.

Of course, we can also shift in Deon Goggins, Brandon Sharpe, Markus Pierce-Brewster, Robert Welsh and others so it's not a dire situation at DT...yet.

Joining Justin Pugh on the "probably won't see you until end of September" train is Steve Rene, who will miss three to five weeks with the dreaded "upper-body injury." (via Dave Rahme).

Rene's absence won't be felt as much in the backfield as it will on kick returns. He is slated to be our starting punt returner. Ritchy Desir takes his place in the meantime.

About the only good injury news on the day is that #Shamarko Thomas is back with the team after injuring his hand upper body. He's wearing a wrap on it but is expected to be back on the field soon.

Jay Bromley continues to wear a boot to protect his sprained foot lower body as a precaution. Other players withheld from practice for various injuries include Eric Crume (upper), Andy Phillips (lower), Jaston George (upper) and Joe Nassib (upper).