Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Orangemen Injury Updates

Syracuse University got a mixed bag of news from the injury front yesterday. Tight End Nick Provo left the Colgate game on Saturday and missed the second half with a head injury. After evaluations Provo has been cleared to practice in full this week and will be ready for the Big East opener on October 9th at USF.

Additionally Derrell Smith who left the game on Saturday briefly in the 2nd quarter is fine and has no ill effects from what appeared to be a leg injury that took him out of the game for a few plays. He will also practice with the team when on the field drills resume on thursday, and will be ready to go for the USF game.

Now for some bad news. Wide Receiver Steve Rene tore the labrum on his left shoulder which will require surgery. Rene is out for the remainder of the season. The freshman out of Brooklyn, NY played mostly on special teams this season, and returned punts when Mike Holmes was on the sideline.

There's also news from the NBA. Syracuse Orangemen fans have a new team to root against and its the Golden State Warriors. Former Indiana Hoosier Keith Smart will be taking over the head coaching duties of the Warriors following an announcement on Monday by team General Manager Larry Riley.

Speaking of the NBA, New York City area Syracuse fans are waiting on pins and needles for Carmelo Anthony. When the news drops check back with The Cuse Connection for details and analysis. [UPDATE: Nets say the deal is off the table. Maybe they are just playing hard ball but as of right now Anthony to the Nets rumor is dead.]

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