We’ve already seen a few injuries during the Syracuse Orange’s spring football practice sessions this year, and it seems the team’s added another on Tuesday in tight end/fullback Chris Elmore.
According to Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey, who was in attendance and saw the junior being attended to by medical staff as media exited this morning, he had a wrap around his right leg below his knee. Following practice, Dino Babers said that Elmore would undergo tests and further evaluation from there.
So we don’t know what’s up yet, or how long Elmore could be out with an apparent injury here. But it’s probably safe to say we won’t be seeing him anymore during spring ball. Elmore was a key part of the Orange’s run game resurgence last season, and figures to be once again in 2019 assuming he’s healthy. With a lot of inexperience expected to start on the line, his blocking ability is essential to the promising running backs living up to expectations.
Elmore joins a growing list of SU players that are at least a little banged up this spring. As mentioned previously, Abdul Adams and Sam Heckel are already gone for the remainder of spring, as is Ed Hendrix. Bailey also mentioned that Patrick Davis may also be out for the remainder of spring, but is set to return in the fall according to Babers.
Tuesday’s injury list also included Caleb Okechukwu, Russell Thompson-Bishop and Jake Pickard as completely out of action. All have missed most or all of spring practice due to undisclosed maladies.
It’s about that time where we’re sort of happy to see spring practice end now that injuries are starting. Luckily, it all wraps up next Saturday with the spring game on April 13.