Shafer provides Syracuse injury update, Acosta clarifies on Parris

first_imgShafer clarified the health of tight end Josh Parris, wide receiver Quinta Funderburk and linebacker Parris Bennett during the head coach’s weekly Tuesday teleconference.Parris, who was set to be the Orange’s starting tight end before sustaining a knee cartilage injury and having surgery Aug. 27 is day-to-day, Shafer said.He practiced for the first time since the surgery on Tuesday, tight ends coach Bobby Acosta said. Acosta said he practiced full-contact and made impressive catches in limited reps.“He could play 50 snaps a game, he could play 20,” Acosta said. “But I think the reps he will contribute will be quality reps.”Kendall Moore and Jamal Custis have played in his absence. The junior Parris has 13 career receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ll find out where he is at the end of the week,” Shafer said before practice on Tuesday.Funderburk, a senior wide receiver, didn’t make the travel roster for SU’s 40-3 win against Central Michigan. But he doesn’t have any injuries, Shafer said.Funderburk has three receptions for 50 yards in five career games.The freshman linebacker Bennett also didn’t make the trip with the Orange, which was due to a slight injury.Said Shafer: “Parris Bennett got banged up a little bit in practice, so we hope to get him back soon.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img

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