Injuries continuing to pile up for Saluki football

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

The injury bug has not been kind to SIU football this year and two more players will miss time Saturday. 

Coach Dale Lennon said at his weekly press conference Monday senior center Garrett Clark will miss Saturday’s game at South Dakota with a knee sprain. 

Junior guard Jake Notario will also miss the game with injuries caused by a dislocated kneecap. Lennon said Notario had similar issues in the past. 


Lennon said the injuries are not season-ending. 

However, junior cornerback Tareq Abulebbeh’s hip pointer is season-ending. He is the fourth Saluki to sustain a season-ending injury this year. 

Senior quarterback Matt McIntosh’s foot injury is improving, Lennon said. 

McIntosh was played one play in the most recent game against North Dakota State, but handed the ball off. 

The Salukis play South Dakota at 1 p.m. Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermilion, S.D.

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @SCarleyDE.