The Orange released their injury report on Wednesday, which did not include John Raymon. The defensive linemen suffered a horrible knee injury against Georgia Tech last season, and despite a previously dim outlook towards his ability to play this season, Raymon is available for Friday night's tilt. Syracuse's official injury report for their ACC opener against Louisville reads as follows.
Brisly Estime (lower body)
While Estime is officially listed as questionable, during head coach Scott Shafer's weekly radio show on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse, he said Estime would not play against the Cardinals. That leaves the Orange thin at the slot receiver position with Broyld already out. Look for Ben Lewis, who has received the praise of coach Shafer early in the season, to see increased reps at the position.
True freshman Ervin Philips is also a candidate to split out wide and see some snaps. His ability to make quick cuts and break tackles could prove to be the best combination to make plays in the open field.
Maybe the most intriguing option is Sean Avant, who has yet to see any action this season due to an injury. He is ready to go for the first time this season. Terrel Hunt called him the best route runner on the team during training camp, and he has practiced both in the slot and on the outside.
The Orange kickoff with Louisville Friday night at 7pm inside the Carrier Dome. They are touting the game as an "Orange Out," encouraging fans to wear all orange to the game.