Syracuse WR Adrian Flemming out for season

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Adrian Fleming is sidelined again after recording the first two catches of his Syracuse career. (USATSI)
Adrian Flemming is sidelined again after recording the first two catches of his Syracuse career. (USATSI)

A rocky start to the 2013 season for the Syracuse offense has gotten rockier with the news senior wide receiver Adrian Flemming will miss the remainder of the season with that the school is calling a "lower body injury."

Flemming will undergo surgery and can use a redshirt season in 2013 before potentially returning in 2014.

As the Post-Standard reports, the injury is a particularly cruel break for a player who has already dealt with numerous injury issues throughout his career. Flemming's 2 receptions for 18 yards in the Orange's 23-17 opening-week loss to Penn State represented the first two catches of his career.

"It was amazing," Flemming said of his contribution last Saturday, in an article (gut-punchingly) titled "Syracuse receiver Adrian Flemming is finally healthy, hopes to be a breakout player."

"I've been waiting on that for my whole career," he said. "To finally get it and help the team, it felt great."

There's little question that the team could have used his help from here on out. The Orange finished with only 260 total yards against the Nittany Lions, averaging just 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Flemming's eight passing targets tied him for the most among Syracuse receivers.

Flemming will be replaced in the Orange receiving rotation by junior Jeremiah Kobena. Kobena collected one pass vs. Penn State, though it went for a career-high 55 yards.

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