One Syracuse Orange player noticeably absent from the team's loss to the Miami Hurricanes was freshman Frank Howard. The freshman was found on the bench wearing a white polo and navy sweat pants instead of his uniform and you can blame some kind of virus for the absence.
"The doctor is still trying to figure it out...They'll let me know probably this week."
That sounds, uh...promising? Unfortunately, this isn't some kind of recent bug or Chipotle-related illness. Howard has actually been dealing with some kind of illness for some time now.
Howard said he hasn't felt well for "about 2-3 weeks."
"It's just kind of everything," he said. "I'm kind of nauseous and I've got headaches. I feel light-headed and fatigued."
Syracuse is already a team that doesn't have a lot of depth and while Howard doesn't play big minutes, it's good to have him available, especially as Michael Gbinije continues to rack up the wear and tear.
In the meantime, best to not get too specific about what kind of illness Howard has. Let's use Syracuse Football injury rules for now...