Jeremiah Kobena out 'the next few weeks'

Syracuse was just getting healthy at the wide receiver position until the team announced Jeremiah Kobena's status on Tuesday.

Fresh off of a solid game as a returner and solid complimentary receiver, Syracuse football announced that Jeremiah Kobena will be sidelined for "the next few weeks" because of an upper-body injury.

According to the release, the injury required surgery, which was performed by Dr. Kevin Setter.

Kobena had an excellent spring and was coming on as a wideout in addition to his already decent return role, in which he was able to notch 19.3 yards per return early in 2012. As the third wideout in the offense, he corralled five passes for 101 yards and two scores, both in the season opener against Northwestern.

As far as what the team will miss without him, it certainly begins with his speed. Numbers-wise, the Orange may not miss a beat considering senior Alec Lemon is on the mend after dealing with multiple injuries. He made his season debut against USC on Saturday in SU's 42-29 loss. Without Kobena in the lineup, expect younger receivers like freshmen Alvin Cornelius and possibly Ben Lewis to get their shot.

Syracuse hosts Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon looking for its first win of 2012.

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