Just one day into practice, and Syracuse suffered a serious injury.
Fullback Carl Cutler tore the ACL and other ligaments in his left knee during Monday's first practice, the school announced Wednesday. Cutler will undergo surgery, and his status for the 2010 season is unknown at this time. But with an ACL injury, it seems unlikely that Cutler would be ready for the start of the season.
Cutler, a junior, was listed as the team's No. 1 fullback on the depth chart. Junior Shane Kimmel and fifth-year senior Robert Nieves now will have to pick up the slack.
Syracuse had a number of significant injuries and departures last season, and after just one practice day, the Orange have now lost a fullback and a potential contributor at wideout in Mike Jones, who unexpectedly left the team. Here's hoping for more luck in the future for Doug Marrone's team.