On Tuesday during his weekly teleconference, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer provided an update on some of his wounded players. While quarterback Eric Dungey remains doubtful, three players that either missed last week's game against Central Michigan or were injured during it are expected to return.
According to coach Shafer, wide receiver Steve Ishmael, tight end Josh Parris and center Rob Trudo are all "ready to go." He added that each were running around during the team's walkthrough practice on Sunday.
Trudo and Parris suffered injuries during the win over Wake Forest and did not play against the Chippewas, though they did suit up. Ishmael was declared out for the second half of that game after suffering an upper body injury. Shafer said after the game that the staff wanted to be cautious and hold him out.
This is obviously good news for Syracuse, as Parris is their best pass catching tight end, Ishmael the clear number one receiver and Trudo the starting center. With eighth ranked LSU coming into town on Saturday, the Orange need as many weapons in their arsenal as possible.
The game kicks off at noon inside the Carrier Dome and will be broadcast on ESPN.