Hunt Leaves Opener with Lower Body Injury

Syracuse Orange football starting quarterback Terrel Hunt suffers a lower body injury in first quarter of the season opener. He did not return to the game.

Terrel Hunt 2015 season had barely started. Just a few minutes into it, at the 7:38 mark of the first quarter, Hunt rolled to his left. He scrambled after not finding an open receiver and went to the ground awkwardly.

After attempting to get up, Hunt hobbled while trying to put pressure on his right leg. He tumbled back to the Carrier Dome turf at that point and put both hands on his helmet. Syracuse Athletics announced Hunt suffered a lower body injury and would not return to the game. No other information was immediately given.

Hunt was tended to by trainers on the field, and needed their help to get back to the sidelines, not putting any pressure on that right leg. Moments later, Hunt was given crutches and used them to hobble to the locker room.

"He told me he didn't think it was a contact play," Shafer said. "He just cut really hard and that achilles just popped on him. They said it's an achilles injury and it's not good."

True freshman Eric Dungey, who won the backup quarterback job during training camp, took over and threw for two touchdowns in the first half.

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