The 2022 Pitt football team continues to be negatively impacted by injuries.
At his weekly Monday press conference, Pat Narduzzi announced that senior captain/left tackle Carter Warren will miss the remainder of the season with an unspecified injury. This unfortunate news means that Warren has played his last down in a Panther uniform.
“But Carter Warren will be out for the rest of the year, speaking of injuries,” Narduzzi said Monday. “So, there will be some bad news. But again, Carter Warren, I mean, I can’t thank him enough for all the efforts he’s made. It’s sad to think that he’s played his last ball game, you know, in that Pitt uniform. I don’t even want to think about it. He didn’t want to think about it.”
— CARTER⚡️ (@CarterWarren79) October 17, 2022
Prior to this news, Warren had missed the previous two games with this injury and was replaced by sophomore Branson Taylor.
Moving forward, Narduzzi announced that a rotation of Gabe Houy, Matt Goncalves and Taylor will fill the tackle positions, and it will feature Taylor at left tackle, Houy at right tackle and Goncalves as a swing tackle.
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Carter has been a mainstay on Pitt’s offensive lineman the past couple of seasons. Last season, Carter was named Second Team All-ACC and did a tremendous job protecting Kenny Pickett’s blindside.
Although his college career is over with, Carter no doubt has a career in the NFL, as he’s projected by most NFL draft analysts to be a mid-round draft pick.
“That’s why he’s tried so hard,” Narduzzi said. “He’s tried to rehab it, tried to get back. It doesn’t feel good enough. And we need to get him prepared for his next journey in the NFL. It’s only fair for him to be able to do that. So disappointed to hear that.”