Senior receiver Anthony Russo suffered a broken pinky finger on his right hand yesterday in practice. He will have surgery on Friday and has been told he will likely be out for four weeks. That would mean he'll miss the opener Aug. 31 at Syracuse, although the former Lakes star said he hopes to be back by then.
Meanwhile, cornerback Byron Davenport suffered a hamstring pull in the same practice -- while covering Russo, oddly enough. He said he heard a pop and was instantly scared. Davenport said he expects to be back within a matter of days -- although not today. Coach Tyrone Willingham's prognosis was a bit gloomier -- and probably more realistic: a week or two.
I'll likely have a little more info in the Thursday paper.