We ‘don’t know’ the seriousness of Syracuse safety Antwan Cordy’s injury, Babers says

Cordy was hurt in the first quarter on Friday
Cordy was hurt in the first quarter on Friday

Though Syracuse easily dispatched Central Connecticut State, 50-7, on Friday evening, it may have suffered a huge loss.

Syracuse lost safety Antwan Cordy in the first quarter to an apparent lower-right leg injury. Cordy would later return on the sidelines in a walking boot and on crutches.

Syracuse coach Dino Babers offered little insight into Cordy’s injury, which may need the help of professionally trained physiotherapists.

“We don’t know what’s wrong,” Babers said. “We’re trying to hope for the best. So I don’t even want to talk about the other part of it.”

Syracuse lost Cordy in the second game of the 2016 season after he broke his arm in a loss against Louisville.

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With Cordy sidelined, Babers went with Toledo graduate transfer Jordan Martin, a converted defensive back.

Martin filled in nicely, helping the Orange to hold the Blue Devils to just 113 yards passing. In his redshirt junior season at Toledo, Martin played in all 13 games, finishing with 24 tackles, including 17 solo stops.

Martin offered praise for Cordy after the win.

“He sets the tone for us and his play speaks for itself,” Martin said. “He raises the temperature for all of us.”

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