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Pat Narduzzi Says Pitt Leaves Spring Practice Healthy

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Pat Narduzzi said his team does not anticipate any of the injuries that prevented players from participating in Saturday’s Blue-Gold game to miss time this fall, and the team generally got through the game without any significant injuries.

Fourteen Pitt players in total did not play in the game, with defensive linemen Deslin Alexandre, Keyshon Camp and Nate Temple, defensive backs Erick Hallett, kicker Sam Scarton, offensive linemen Terrence Enos and Blake Zubovic, linebackers SirVocea Dennis, Bangally Kamara and Leslie Smith, tight ends Danny Moraga and Grant Carrigan, and wide receivers Myles Alston and Shocky Jacques-Louis all absent on Saturday.

Six of those players had been announced has out for the spring at the beginning of the session, with seven more suffering minor ailments as the 14 practices went on. Camp missed the game due to a funeral.

But Narduzzi does not anticipate any of those injuries suffered being major enough to cause a player to miss time in the fall.

“We’ll be full go when August comes,” Narduzzi said. “All our guys, we’ll be back. Obviously you knew the pre-(spring practice) ones and then, you know, anything that we got bumped and bruised near the end spring, we held out, and they’ll be fine.”

In the meantime, several Pitt players that had missed time with injuries last fall made their returns to the field, with defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado, linebacker Wendell Davis and tight end Lucas Krull all getting into the action after missing most of the 2020 season with injuries.

Baldonado had two tackles, Davis had four tackles and a sack and Krull caught two passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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