Syracuse Orange defensive tackle Steven Clark will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, reports Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey. Bailey received the news from Clark’s father, who also stated Clark could potentially return for a bowl game (should one happen). The report did not provide specifics on the injury.
The sophomore did not suit up for yesterday’s loss against NC State. Clark has started most of Syracuse’s games at the nose tackle spot this year. He’s recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 2016. Appearing in 12 games as a freshman in 2016, he had 21 tackles and another 1.5 tackles for loss.
Clark is the latest in a long line of season-ending injuries for Syracuse this fall -- something that’s unfortunately become a running theme for the Orange football program. Antwan Cordy, Juwan Dowels and Jason Emerich have all been listed as out for the year for weeks now. Devin Butler and Omari Palmer have been out for a month, while we all know the questions around Eric Dungey’s status as well.
Another unfortunate break for SU and its young roster. As Bailey also points out, McKinley Williams will be receiving more run at defensive tackle as a result of Clark’s absence.