One of the question marks for the Syracuse Orange in the upcoming season was the WR position. The Orange needed more playmaking ability from that position in order to take the offense to the next level. One young player that could have helped was sophomore Kyle Foster. However, Doug Marrone announced at Big East Media Day that the 6-foot-3 receiver will miss the entire 2012 season.
is one of the young guns in the Syracuse
receiving corps. As the Syracuse offense looks to improve its playmaking ability, the coaching staff was high on Foster's ability to help in that area. However, head coach Doug Marrone
announced that he will miss the entire upcoming season with a "lower body" injury.
"He's out for the year," explained Marrone. "I'm disappointed in that because we were trying to get him involved last year in the offense and he's a big, very talented kid. But we're not going to be able to talk about him until next year."
Foster was an unheralded two-star prospect out of Pioneer High in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Syracuse was his only BCS offer, and he committed to play for the Orange. Marrone has spoken highly of his abilities, and believes he can be a playmaker in the Syracuse offense. As a true freshman, he played in seven games last season, seeing action mostly on special teams.
The loss of Foster opens up the door for players like Jeremiah Kobena, Adrian Flemming, and Keenan Hale to earn playing time.
Of the several players listed as "injured" by the Syracuse staff, Foster is the only one expected to miss the entire season.
CuseNation.com's Dan Tortora contributed to this story