Week Three Injury Report

The Noles are back in action this Saturday in their first away game of the season. They’ll be in upstate New York taking on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The game should provide the team with a chance to get a little momentum rolling after their win last week against Samford. Let’s take a look at who’s on the injury report this week.

Landon Dickerson – The weakest unit on the entire team will be without one of its workhorses for the second week in a row. Dickerson suffered a sprained ankle late in the Virginia Tech game and has been struggling to get back on the field ever since. Look for backup tackle, Derrick Kelly, to start in his role for week three.

Isaiah Bolden – The talented young corner left the Samford game with an apparent shoulder injury. It remains to be seen whether or not he will see action this weekend. His snaps were already limited as he is somewhat buried on the depth chart behind a litany of other great defensive backs.

Khalan Laborn The entire Nole Nation held their breath last Saturday when one of its brightest emerging stars, running back Khalan Laborn, was taken off the field with a knee injury. Thankfully the worst case scenario, a torn ACL, was not the case. Unfortunately, a dislocated knee still means he will likely miss significant time. Cam Akers and Jacques Patrick should be able to handle the load on their own, but in Taggart’s offense, it’s very likely we will see a third running back thrown in to pick up the slack in the up-tempo system. Amir Rasul, it’s your time to shine.

Cedric Wood – Wood is still dealing with a hand injury he suffered during fall camp. He was spotted near Laborn during the game with a cast on his hand.

Side note:

Noonie Murray – Okay, he isn’t injured, but his ego might be. With the release of the latest depth chart, the receiver lost his starting position to DJ Matthews. Only time will tell if this humbling experience drags him down or lifts him up. Hopefully, it will spark a fire and turn him into the offensive monster we all know he can be.

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