When Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey left the Clemson game with an undisclosed injury, some feared concussion. Those concerns seemed gone before the end of the first half of the Tigers’ loss, however, as he appeared on the sideline (and typically you wouldn’t expose a player to the noise and light of the stadium immediately post-concussion).
Then this past week, there was speculation about his status for the NC State game. Despite him attending practice and class all week, he did not suit up vs. the Wolfpack. He was on the sideline, though, and didn’t appear to exhibit specific signs of pain/discomfort in the shoulder/neck area.
At his press conference Monday, coach Dino Babers said they were seeking a second opinion on Dungey’s injury. He was asked if it was career-ending and Babers didn’t provide a direct answer.
Like we told you, it wasn’t worth freaking out about.
Syracuse.com confirmed today that Dungey’s injury was not career-ending, according to sources familiar with his medical situation. So we can all go back to hoping he can return this season now that we know he’ll actually be able to play again (at some point). That’s 24 hours of deep concern you’ll never get back, though.
Dungey’s considered doubtful for the Florida State game as of right now, though that could definitely change. The offense clearly runs better with him at the helm, so the Orange’s chances to grab one more win certainly increase if he can come back.