The Syracuse Orange have released this week’s injury report before they face the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. Both fan bases have been wondering aloud for days whether or not QB Eric Dungey will be able to go for this one and...
It ends up we’re no closer to finding out, really.
Dungey, who left the game in the first quarter last Saturday vs. Clemson, was listed as “questionable” on today’s report -- the second tier on the four-tiers of weekly status updates. While that doesn’t mean he won’t play vs. NC State, it’s certainly not as optimistic as “probable” would be.
Devin Butler and Omari Palmer were also listed as “out” once again for this one. With no Moe Neal or Brisly Estime included, I guess we can consider them ready to go?
Reports and speculation have swirled all week about the severity of Dungey’s injury and his status for this game. After he appeared on the sideline in the second quarter against the Tigers, many (self included) figured he had not suffered from a concussion after getting sandwiched between two defenders. When asked throughout the week, Dino Babers has not provided an update here, and this continues that.
On Monday, Babers had nothing to share with Dungey’s status or any other players’. The quarterback practiced Tuesday, and teammates said he was going to class, but that failed to provide any definitive news. Babers shared he was still undergoing tests on Wednesday. Today was supposed to yield some results there regarding his still-undisclosed injury.
Along with question marks around Dungey’s status still, we’re also unaware of who would start in his place on Saturday. Both Austin Wilson and Zack Mahoney appeared against Clemson, with Wilson taking the lion’s share of snaps. Against a bad NC State passing defense, you’d think the better passer (Wilson) could get the start if Dungey can’t go, but that’s all speculation at this point.
Frustrated? Feel better? Other emotions come to mind? Looks like we’re waiting this one out until Saturday morning...