Syracuse has already lost former starting quarterback Terrel Hunt to the season with a torn ACL. On Saturday, they got another injury scare as his replacement, Eric Dungey, took a shot to the head in the second quarter against Central Michigan and did not return.
On Monday, head coach Scott Shafer provided an update on Dungey and his potential availability against LSU this week.
"It's probably doubtful for Eric, obviously," Shafer said on his preview video on Cuse.com.
Shafer added that Dungey has responded well since the injury and they are looking forward to getting him back on the field.
"He's doing good," Shafer said. "I saw him today. He's up and about. He's being himself. It was so hard for me. He got hit and on the field he wanted to jump right up and go. But they said, 'no we've got to be smart with him.' He's doing great. He'll be back. He'll be back when the doctor's tell me he can be back. But he's doing a lot better."
Shafer said he was pleased with the way Dungey was playing prior to the injury, specifically mentioning his pitch down the field to Jordan Fredericks and his play action pass to Steve Ishmael, both of which resulted in big plays. He said he was having fun watching Dungey play before he got hurt.
Syracuse kicks off against LSU on Saturday at noon inside the Carrier Dome.