SU Football heads into Pittsburgh matchup ravaged by injuries

The Syracuse Orange Football team has dealt with injuries throughout the 2013 season.

But the injury report for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh has never quite been this long.

Offensively, Syracuse will be without 4 wide receivers, newly added to the list this week is Ben Lewis and starter Jarrod West. They join Brisly Estime who will miss his 2nd consecutive game and Adrian Flemming who has been out for months.

As expected, Prince-Tyson Gulley will be unable to play as well. He's dealing with a lower-body injury.

But the troubles don't end there- on defense Isaiah Johnson will miss Saturday's matchup with Pitt. He's recorded 1.5 sacks in his last three games.

Julian Whigham, of course, is also out after his scary injury suffered against Florida State. However, Julian's condition is improving and Coach Scott Shafer said that he's even been able to stop by the SU Football facilities this week.

It's not a one-sided story though as Pittsburgh is suffering through several injuries as well. Their record-setting wide receiver Devin Street is listed as questionable, too.

"We have another big challenge coming up here on Saturday" Head Coach Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference.

"To bounce back and fight and improve upon the things that weren't good enough in the last game and not make excuses. You know, a lot of people are asking me about injuries, it's just that time of year....if you've never played the game, and never had your ass kicked you just don't get it. You don't respect it. And that's the part our kids do respect. So they're going to be banged up, we're banged up and we're going to have to play our butts off to find a way to get the victory" Shafer went on to say.

Kickoff with SU and Pitt is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome, the game will be televised only on NBC-3, as we are the home of the ACC Network.