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Syracuse Football: Orange Hybrid Ervin Philips Injured, Will Not Play vs. Wake Forest


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You were enjoying your Thursday evening, and looking forward to the Syracuse Orange's Saturday matchup with Wake Forest. Everything was great. And then...

Syracuse releases an injury report with just one name on it: hybrid/Express back Ervin Philips is injured and will not play against the Demon Deacons.


Just this morning we listed Erv as a major factor in a potential Orange win at the Dome, and based on his two touchdowns against Rhode Island, it appeared the sophomore was in for a big fall. Philips left Friday's game early with a "lower body injury." We really hadn't heard anything else about it until...

And now of course, we know the answer, even if nothing is specific on the stated LBI.


Expect Brisly Estime to get more run, plus Ben Lewis and Tyrone Perkins too, at the hybrid spot. Such a bummer to see Syracuse's second major offensive piece go down to injury -- though we'll see to what extent Philips's ailment keeps him sidelined.

Sorry to ruin your evenings...