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Pickett, Sibley Out for Pitt vs. Notre Dame; Abanikanda, Camp Return

Pickett, Sibley Out for Pitt vs. Notre Dame; Abanikanda, Camp Return

Pitt running back Todd Sibley, Jr. is not dressed for the Panthers’ game against No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday.

Sibley was seen wearing sweats during warmups, but did not show any outward sign of injury. He played a good bit early, but not at all in the second half against Miami. Freshman running back Israel Abanikanda, who did not travel to Miami, did warm up and appears set to return. Sophomore Vincent Davis is expected to start.

Quarterback Kenny Pickett (left ankle) will miss his second straight game. Joey Yellen will start in his place.

Defensive tackle David Green (lower body), who was injured against Boston College, remains out, as does fellow defensive lineman Habakkuk Baldonado (lower body), who has been out since being injured in the season opener. Defensive tackle Keyshon Camp, who missed the last three-plus games with an undisclosed injury, is set to return.

Linebacker Wendell Davis (right knee) and tight end Lucas Krull (left knee) remain out. Davis will once again be replaced by Chase Pine at middle linebacker. Daniel Moraga is expected to start at tight end.

Other injured players include tight end Jake Cores (undisclosed), defensive tackle Bryce Nelms (undisclosed non-football injury), linebacker Leslie Smith (lower body) and offensive lineman Michael Statham (undisclosed).

Tight end Grant Carrigan (shoulder), cornerback Damarri Mathis (upper body, non-football) and defensive end Nate Temple (shoulder) are out for the season, according to Pat Narduzzi.

Pitt will have no players miss the game in COVID-19 protocols, the team announced.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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