University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino informed the media that he would have a better idea on the status of sophomore quarterback Will Gardner by the weekly ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday morning.
Gardner started the Cardinals first four games of the season, but left during the third quarter of a blowout victory at Florida International after taking a late hit to his knee. After missing last weeks game against Wake Forest, Gardner returned to practice this week.
During the teleconference, Petrino said that Gardner experienced "limited swelling" following two days of limited work, but that he will practice again on Wednesday.
Petrino announced, as anticipated, that freshman Reggie Bonnafon will make his consecutive start against Syracuse on Friday. Bonnafon finished with 206 passing yards and 46 yards on the ground in the Cardinals 20-10 win over the Demon Deacons.
Petrino added that there is a "chance" that Gardner could be available to play against the Orange. Gardner has completed 63 of 112 for 798 yards and 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Louisville faces Syracuse on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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