Gardner back at practice; Bonnafon gets reps

University of Louisville sophomore Will Gardner was back at practice on Monday night in a limited basis. Freshman Reggie Bonnafon was still taking the snaps with the first team and is expected to start on Friday night at Syracuse.

University of Louisville quarterback Will Gardner was back at practice on a limited basis on Monday night for the Cardinals. Wearing a protective sleeve and brace o nhis left knee, Gardner participated in some drills.

It was his first time back in pads since suffering an injury in the Florida International game two weeks ago. The 6-foot-5 Gardner, who started the first four games of the season, did some individual work with the coaches.

Freshman Reggie Bonnafon took the first team reps. He started in the 20-10 win over Wake Forest on Saturday for the Cardinals.

"We have to see how the knee responds," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "I'm unsure right now what his status will be (for Friday)."

Bonnafon was 16 of 32 for 206 yards and ran 10 times for 71 yards - before losing yards for four sacks - in the win over Wake Forest.

"He did a lot of good things," Petrino said of Bonnafon. "He missed some plays and had some things that he wished he could've had back. Something that always happens when you're young and you're live at first is you do some things that you didn't do in practice."

"But that's growing up and learning. He did show his competitive spirit and I did like his poise."

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