In addition to starting quarterback Kenny Pickett, Pitt will be without several other significant players when facing Miami on Saturday.
Pitt freshman running back Israel Abanikanda and redshirt junior tight end Grant Carrigan did not travel with the team for unknown reasons. Neither player suffered an obvious injury against Boston College last week.
Pitt said that no players missed the game due to COVID-19 protocols.
Injured right guard Jake Kradel, who missed the Boston College game with an undisclosed injury, did travel with the team.
Among the other injured Panthers that did not travel are defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado (lower body), defensive tackle Keyshon Camp (undisclosed), middle linebacker Wendell Davis (right knee), linebacker Solomon DeShields (undisclosed), defensive tackle David Green (lower body), tight end Lucas Krull (left knee), defensive tackle Bryce Nelms (undisclosed non-football injury), outside linebacker Leslie Smith (lower body), offensive lineman Michael Statham (undisclosed)
Also not making the trip among scholarship players are defensive end Bam Brima, offensive lineman Jason Collier, offensive lineman Liam Dick, wide receiver Will Gipson, cornerback Hunter Sellers, offensive lineman Branson Taylor, defensive end Nate Temple and defensive end Sam Williams.