Doctor Robert: Pitt vs. Syracuse Injury Report

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Someone better call Doctor Robert soon because the injuries are starting to pile up 'round here, folks.

Pitt suffered several of them and the one big one during last week's game against North Carolina was at quarterback Tom Savage was banged around. He went out with an apparent leg injury, but returned after Chad Voytik took a few snaps. Based on the fact that he not only came back, but played really well once he did, you can probably expect him to suit up.

There were also some head injuries to Titus Howard and Trenton Coles, which made the secondary a bit thinner. No word yet on if they'll be back.

One player not expected to suit up is backup tight end Scott Orndoff. Orndoff has some sort of leg injury and may even be done for the year, according to Paul Chryst in his weekly press conference. Orndoff hasn't been a star for the team, but he does have six catches this year and two have been touchdowns. If nothing else, he's been an effective red zone guy.

And of course, the injuries to offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Cory King continue to be an issue. Neither played last week with back injuries, and King hasn't been in there for five games now. That opened the door for Ryan Schlieper and Dorian Johnson to get starts at guard and tackle, respectively. Johnson struggled a little and we saw Juantez Hollins come in for him a bit against the Tar Heels. If Bisnowaty can't go, it will be interesting to see who gets the start.

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