Duke Now: Injury report vs. Clemson

lkeeley@newsobserver.comNovember 1, 2012 


Duke defensive end Kenny Anunike (84) and quarterback Brandon Connette (18) tow the victory bell to the locker room Duke beats UNC 33-30 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Saturday October 20, 2012.

CHUCK LIDDY — cliddy@newsobserver.com

— Duke was dealt another injury blow when head coach David Cutcliffe announced that DE Kenny Anunike was doubtful for the game against Clemson. Anunike was hurt during the Florida State game (though he played the whole game) and is tied for fifth in the ACC with five sacks. He recorded at least a half-sack in each of Duke's first seven games. Anunike hasn't practiced all week, Cutcliffe said. Duke players that don't practice typically don't play.

Dezmond Johnson, listed as the backup to DE Justin Foxx, can slide over from the opposite side of the line to help fill in for Anunike. Jonathan Woodruff, the third-string DE behind Foxx and Johnson, can swing over as well. Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo is listed as Anunike's backup on the depth chart.

On the good news front, Cutcliffe described QB Sean Renfree has being on the "plus side." Renfree suffered a head injury during a helmet-to-helmet collision with Florida State DB Terrence Brooks and had to be assisted off the field. He has been medically cleared to play, Cutcliffe said, and is listed as probable.

"The concern is, 'how is it going to go when he gets hit, if he gets hit?'" Cutcliffe said.

RB Juwan Thompson, also knocked out of the Florida State game, is doubtful.


QB Sean Renfree (head)


DE Kenny Anunike (lower body)

RB Juwan Thompson (upper body)


CB Jared Boyd (leg)

S Brandon Braxton (lower body)

LB Kelby Brown (leg)

TE Braxton Deaver (leg)

S Anthony Young-Wiseman (leg)


TE Jack Farrell (leg)

WR Blair Holliday

DE Allen Jackson (shoulder)

S Corbin McCarthy (shoulder)

S Taylor Sowell (leg)

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