Charlotte 49ers head coach Brad Lambert provided some injury updates in his weekly press conference today.
The most serious injury thus far is inside linebacker Kendal Parker, who suffered a leg fracture in the win against Chowan on Saturday. The redshirt freshman from Florida had recorded three tackles this season.
“We thought it was a high ankle sprain during the game, but X-rays showed that he has a fracture in his leg, so he’ll be down for around six to eight weeks,” Lambert said.
Also going down with injuries on Saturday: H-back Jason Eury and linebacker Caleb Clayton-Molby (concussions). Eury was seen on the bench talking with staff, but his injury was not mentioned until today. As for Clayton-Molby, he left in the first half on Saturday and did not return–Lambert had stopped short of calling it a concussion in the postgame but did so this afternoon. Both could be back against N.C. Central if things continue to trend upward.
“We’ll kind of have to see as they progress. They’re doing well now; they’re on track so far. We’ll let them do a little bit today–they won’t be practicing but we’ll get them moving around a little bit,” said Lambert.
As for nose tackle Larry Ogunjobi? He had dislocated his left pinky for the second straight game, but Lambert said that the big man will be fine.
“Larry told me he taped that thing together so he’d quit doing that–that’s two weeks in a row,” the coach joked. “Of course, we’ll keep winning if he’ll keep dislocating his finger.”