Dyer out of bowl game; Perry expected to play

The University of Louisville football team will be without running back Michael Dyer in the Russell Athletic Bowl. But the Cardinals expect to have senior running back Senorise Perry back from an injury for the Dec. 28 game. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the injuries to both players.

University of Louisville junior running back Michael Dyer will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl game, while senior running back Senorise Perry is expected to play in the Dec. 28 game against Miami, Fla., in Orlando, Fla.

U of L running backs coach Kenny Carter said Dyer, the former Auburn transfer and 2011 BCS title game MVP, will miss the game with an undisclosed injury.

Dyer, who has played in seven games this season for the Cardinals, didn't make the trip to Connecticut earlier this season and then didn't see time in games against Houston and Memphis. He was not dressed for the Cincinnati game.

"We'll have him back for the spring," Carter said. "

Dyer started one game for U of L this season and rushed 44 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns in his limited time.

The good news for the U of L team is that Perry, who injured his wrist and later strained his hamstring against Cincinnati, is expected to be available for the bowl game against the Hurricanes.

Perry has not practiced since the Cardinals returned from a week-long break after the Cincinnati game, but is in the game plan.

"He should be OK," Carter said. "We're just holding him back a little now so that we can make sure he's OK for the bowl game."

In 12 games, Perry has rushed 135 times for 631 yards and six touchdowns and has 13 catches for 128 yards. Perry, who started six games this season, has 1,363 career yards and 18 TDs rushing.

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