Syracuse Defensive Backs to Miss Remainder of Season with Injuries

North Carolina State's Dakwa Nichols (27) beats Syracuse's Juwan Dowels (15) to score on a 17-yard touchdown run during the second half at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. N.C. State won, 42-29. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm by Kevin Ryans

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse Safety Antwan Cordy and Cornerback Juwan Dowels will miss the rest of the 2016 season due to injuries they suffered in the Orange’s last game against Louisville.

Cordy, a Junior on the team, hurt his forearm in the second half against the Cardinals. He is scheduled to have surgery some time “in the coming days,” Syracuse Athletics said in a press release.

Dowels went down with a knee injury in the 1st quarter last Friday. The Redshirt Sophomore is slated to undergo surgery within the next few weeks.

A starting free safety on the team, Cordy racked up eight tackles, broke up one pass and recovered a fumble in the first two games for the Orange. Before exiting last weekend’s game against Louisville, Cordy made four tackles and recovered a fumble. The Junior ranked second on the team with 68 tackles last season and set the Syracuse record for most tackles for loss by a defensive back with 12.

Dowels started the game last week made one tackle in the 62-28 loss. He led the Orange wit six passes defended and 5 passes broken up in 2015.