Hand-ling a Potential Loss

Injuries are often simply considered camp casualties, but the latest issue may stunt the growth of an emerging prospect.

One of the major areas of concern that arose for the Syracuse University Football program while at Fort Drum was the offense's struggle at gathering the ball. Numerous receivers and tight ends littered the field with dropped passes, and thus, missed opportunities.

Nevertheless, through the field of incompletions, some receivers prospered. One of those receivers was junior Adrian Flemming. Flemming displayed good hands at Fort Drum from one-handed grabs to stopping fastballs with his gloves.

During the scrimmage that culminated Syracuse's time at Fort Drum, however, this pair of trusted hands went down. Flemming was targeted deep by senior quarterback Charley Loeb. Freshman cornerback Wayne Morgan was in on the coverage and prevented a completion; a win for the defense, but a potential loss for the offense. Flemming remained on the ground for awhile and once he got up, he looked to be favoring his left ankle, which he did not place on the ground. He was flanked on both sides by gentlemen who helped him off the field.

Syracuse University Head Coach Doug Marrone and the athletic department have neither confirmed nor denied that Flemming indeed injured his left ankle. They have also not given a timeframe for his return.


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