Long to miss Pinstripe Bowl with brain tumor

Syracuse punter Rob Long will miss the 2010 New Era Pinstripe Bowl after doctors discovered a benign tumor in Long’s brain, the school announced today.

Long had been experiencing headaches over the past several weeks and an MRI performed on Dec. 2 revealed the tumor. Long will have surgery within the next few days and will not participate in any of the upcoming practices.

In his Twitter feed, @RobLong47, Long told his followers, “I will be in NYC on December 30 with my teammates at Yankee Stadium. I refuse to let anything keep me from being there.”

Long, who is a senior captain for the team, is second in career punting average in school history (43.3 yards per punt).

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