- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The injuries continue to mount for Syracuse as starting strong safety Shamarko Thomas joined the list of players on the sideline, the school announced Thursday night.
Thomas is out until further notice after sustaining a concussion during practice Wednesday. Backup center Ian Allport and freshman offensive tackle Nick Robinson also are out with concussions.
Both starting safeties are now out of full contact drills. Starting free safety Phillip Thomas has a broken jaw. Also on the sideline: reserve offensive guard Nick Lepak (concussion) and linebacker Zack McCarrell (hamstring). Coach Doug Marrone also said offensive guard Jarel Lowery was injured Wednesday and cornerback Keon Lyn was injured Thursday. Both were being evaluated.
Syracuse had nine offensive linemen available to practice Thursday, but Marrone said he was not going to alter his practice routine. He was interested, however, in seeing how his team handles adversity.
"I'm concerned about mental toughness and physical toughness and how do we move forward," Marrone said after practice.