Louisville WR DeVante Parker is headed to Charlotte, N.C., for further evaluation on a foot injury he suffered Friday night during practice.
The school said Parker injured his left foot and would visit Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte after he was evaluated by Louisville team physicians.
Parker tweeted Friday night that he was fine.
I appreciate all the love. I'm fine.— Devante Parker (@TalentedYoung9) August 23, 2014
If Parker is out for an extended period of time, his absence is a huge blow to the Louisville offense that is beginning life after QB Teddy Bridgewater. As a junior last year, Parker was Louisville's leading receiver and had 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his career he has 113 catches for 1,920 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Redshirt freshman Will Gardner is expected to start at QB against Miami on September 1 as Louisville begins life in the ACC. If Parker can't go against Miami, Kai De La Cruz, who had 15 catches for 271 yards last year, is listed as his top backup.
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