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Syracuse LB Dyshawn Davis Ankle Injury Not Serious

Orange junior linebacker should play this Saturday against Georgia Tech, head coach Scott Shafer told the media after a victory over N.C. State. However, if he can't go it seems the team has confidence in backup Josh Kirkland.

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There was a lot of good things to take away from the Syracuse Orange's 24-10 victory over N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday, but there was one concern surrounding SU as it left Raleigh on a high -- the health status of junior linebacker Dyshawn Davis who re-injured his ankle late in the first half and did not return to the game.

According to local media reports, head coach Scott Shafer said in his post-game press conference Davis just re-aggravated an ankle injury and he should not miss games.

"He'll be OK," Shafer said. "He's got an ankle sprain. It's something that's been nagging all the way back until this summer."

However, a few days after re-injuring his ankle Davis has been seen around campus walking with a noticeable limp.

Thankfully, backup John Kirkland filled into the roll nicely and helped the Syracuse defense hold N.C. State to just a field goal in the second half. If he is needed in a more expanded role this Saturday at Georgia Tech (12:30 p.m. ET) there's confidence Kirkland can fill in nicely.