Marrone, Players mum on injuries

Practice will come and go for Syracuse as the squad begins preparations for Rutgers on Saturday at the Carrier Dome, but the athletes won't be available for comment. This is because coach Doug Marrone continues to stand by his ruling on Monday -- practices will be closed all week.

Only Marrone himself will be available to the media, and he is only re-iterating what he has said all along.

"I wish I could say more," Marrone said after the team defeated Toledo last week, speaking of the injuries the team continues to deal with. "Everyone knows where I stand with the injury rule. I wish it was like the NFL where you could just tell everyone…"

Marrone understandably does not want to give away any injury information that can hurt Syracuse schematically on Saturday, but it leaves the door wide-open for some personnel changes in a worst-case scenario.

Three players made the first starts of their career against the Rockets because of ailments and position battles (well, just punter Jonathan Fisher in that department), and there is a chance for more as the team opens up Big East play against the Scarlet Knights.

Worth Noting

Backup RB Prince-Tyson Gulley, who recorded career-highs in carries (10) and yards (66) against Toledo, was reportedly listed as "out for the season" with a broken collar bone on Monday's notes issued by the team. However, the Athletic Department then retracted the notes and issued new ones listing Gulley as the No. 2 RB behind Antwon Bailey.

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