Syracuse TE Gadsden out for season with Lisfranc injury

Syracuse junior tight end Oronde Gadsden II announced Saturday he will miss the remainder of the 2023 season after suffering a Lisfranc injury, a midfoot injury, in Syracuse’s victory over Western Michigan on Sept. 9. Syracuse was playing at Purdue Saturday night.

“I’m very disappointed that I have to miss the rest of the season due to injury, but will now turn my focus to supporting my teammates for the remainder of the year and rehabbing so that I can come back better than ever,” Gadsden said in a statement on team’s website. “With regards to my future and the possibility of declaring for the NFL Draft, I haven’t even begun to think about that. Right now, I’m only worried about helping the team in any way I can from the sidelines.”

Gadsden, whose father Oronde Gadsden played in the NFL, had seven catches for 67 yards in the first two games. He set a school record for catches and receiving yards by a tight end with 61 catches for 969 yards in 2022.