Sources: Duke QB Leonard (ankle) might play
Pete Thamel, ESPNOct 28, 2023, 07:30 AM ET
Duke quarterback Riley Leonard is a game-time decision at No. 18 Louisville today, according to ESPN sources, and there’s optimism for his chances to play.A source informed ESPN that the reinjury of the high ankle sprain on Leonard’s ideal ankle is ruled out a considerable obstacle. He asked to return to the game last week, however the coaching personnel wouldn’t allow it.Leonard is expected to check it in warm-ups tonight before a choice is made.Leonard’s potential return for No. 20 Duke isn’t
the only key injury upgrade for Saturday’s ACC face-off. Sources told ESPN to expect the return of star Louisville tailback Jawhar Jordan, the ACC’s second-leading rusher (661 lawns ). Jordan left the Pitt game early with a hamstring
injury, and sources showed that his return is expected today. He’s averaging 7.4 lawns per bring, which is the most amongst ACC tailbacks who have received considerable brings this season.Both players are amongst the most vital for each group, both of whom are stacked behind Florida State(7-0, 5-0 ACC) with one loss in the ACC. Duke is 5-2 total and 2-1 in ACC play and Louisville is 6-1 and 3-1. The game Saturday will be essential in jockeying for position for a spot in the ACC title game.Leonard hopped off the field last week after taking an illegal hit from Florida State defensive lineman Braden Fiske, who was called for a facemask after duping Leonard’s helmet. En route down, Leonard clearly aggravated his ankle, as he struggled to collect himself to stroll off the field.After the game, coach Mike Elko stated that Leonard was “begging me “to come back in, however Elko didn’t feel comfy. Leonard suffered a high ankle sprain just 3 weeks prior in Duke’s home loss to Notre Dame.