Pitt tight ends Lucas Krull and Kyi Wright and starting middle linebacker Wendell Davis are not dressed for Saturday’s game against Louisville, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned, but no Panthers are expected to miss the game while in COVID-19 protocols
Krull, a graduate transfer from Florida, was held out Pitt’s season opener against Austin Peay with an undisclosed injury before suiting up against Syracuse in Week 2. Krull had one catch for six yards against the Orange. Saturday, he did not take part in pregame warmups with a brace on his right knee and using crutches. Additionally, his uniform No. 7 has been reassigned by Pitt to wide receiver DJ Turner.
Wright, a redshirt freshman from Farrell, Pa., started in place of Krull against Austin Peay. He has two catches for 18 yards on the season and finished the Syracuse game without apparent injury. Head coach Pat Narduzzi does not disclose injuries per his policy. He spoke at length of the play of backup Daniel Moraga, a junior college transfer.
Middle linebacker Wendell Davis was on crutches before the game with a brace on his right knee, with an apparently serious lower-body injury. Redshirt senior Chase Pine should be expected to take his place.
Also not dressed with injures for Pitt are offensive lineman Matt Alstman (undisclosed) defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado (lower body), tight end Jake Cortes (undisclosed), linebacker Solomon DeShields (undisclosed), defensive back Erick Hallett (undisclosed), defensive tackle Bryce Nelms (non-football injury), running back Anthony Priore (undisclosed), linebacker Leslie Smith (lower body), offensive lineman Michael Statham (undisclosed) and fullback Jake Zilinskas (lower body).
Pitt will not have any players held out from the game due to COVID-19 protocols for the first time this season. Seven players were not in attendance for the season opener against Austin Peay while three players missed the Syracuse game.