DeVante Parker Injury: Louisville WR out for Game After Hurting Shoulder
The No. 7 Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker left Saturday’s game against the Temple Owls with a right shoulder injury and will not return, according to Tim Sullivan of the Courier Journal:
#Louisville's leading receiver, DeVante Parker, getting X-rays on his right shoulder. His streak of 10 straight games with a TD in danger.— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) October 5, 2013
DeVante Parker will not return today for #Louisville because of right shoulder injury. His streak of consecutive games with TD ends at 10.— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) October 5, 2013
This is a devastating blow to a Louisville team that leaned heavily on the receiver. Parker was a touchdown machine through the first five weeks of the season, amassing 19 receptions for 331 yards and six TDs.
Parker had scored at least one touchdown in 10 straight games coming into this week.
This injury will also be a blow to the Heisman hopes of Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as Parker was one of his favorite targets. Look for senior wide receiver Damian Copeland to step up in Parker’s absence and pick up the slack.
The hope for Louisville is that this is a short-term injury that will be healed within the next two weeks before UCF travels to Kentucky on Friday, Oct. 18. The Knights are the next biggest test on the Cardinals’ schedule, and Parker would make the matchup much easier.
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