Syracuse starting quarterback Terrel Hunt will miss extended time due to a fractured left leg, the university announced Monday morning.
Hunt sustained a fractured fibula Friday night during the Orange’s 28-6 loss to Louisville. The expected recovery time is four-to-six weeks. Given that time table, it appears that Hunt will only be available to return for the Orange’s final two games against Pittsburgh and Boston College toward the end of November.
Hunt, a senior, was 83-for-145 on the season for 983 yards and a touchdown against four interceptions. He’s also Syracuse’s leading rusher, with 307 yards and six touchdowns.
Sophomore Austin Wilson appears to be the next man up for the Orange. He filled in for Hunt during the Louisville game and during the season opener against Villanova, when Hunt was ejected.
Wilson, a former 3-star recruit, is 11-for-20 for 89 yards for zero touchdowns and zero interceptions so far this season. Expect the Orange to lean heavily on their running game while Wilson settles into the starting spot.
Syracuse is currently 2-3 and 0-1 in ACC play. The Orange host No. 1 Florida State on Saturday. They travel to Wake Forest the week after, in a game that is all of a sudden a toss-up.