Duke senior wide receiver Eron Riley is listed as questionable for Saturday’s noon game at Georgia Tech because of a hand injury he sustained during midweek practice. The team’s injury report went out today, and Sports Information Director Art Chase confirmed the time of the injury.
Riley, who leads the ACC and is third in the nation with six touchdown receptions, was previously listed as probable for Duke’s Sept. 13 game against Navy. He played, and score three touchdowns in the process.
This week’s game has extra meaning for Riley, who hails from Georgia and was snubbed of a scholarship offer from the Yellow Jackets. And given quarterback Thaddeus Lewis’ comments Tuesday, we would expect Riley to be burning Georgia Tech cornerbacks in Atlanta come Saturday.
“I know that with Georgia Tech, Eron Riley is ready to play,” Lewis said. “You could cut one of his fingers off and that guy’s still going to play in this game.”
Freshman cornerback Lee Butler is doubtful Saturday. Complete injury report after the jump.
RB Re’quan Boyette (leg) — OUT
C Marcus Lind (shoulder) — OUT
CB Lee Butler (shoulder) — DOUBTFUL
WR Eron Riley (hand) — QUESTIONABLE
WR Austin Kelly (back) — PROBABLE
—by Ben Cohen