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Northwestern injury report released

8/28/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Northwestern released its injury report for Saturday's opener against Syracuse. The Wildcats have gone to an NFL-style report, which will come out every Thursday during the season. Let's hope other Big Ten teams follow the trend.

Here it is:

  • TE/FB Drake Dunsmore, knee, out for season

  • WR Kevin Frymire, ankle, out for Week 1

  • LB Chris Jeske, knee, out for Week 1

  • DT Niko Mafuli, shoulder, out for Week 1

  • LB Bryce McNaul, leg, out for Week 1

  • WR Jeff Yarbrough, leg, out for Week 1

Dunsmore is the lone starter and the most significant loss among the group, though both McNaul and Yarbrough would provide depth at their positions. Yarbrough, a speedy senior, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.