Oct 5, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange cornerback Julian Whigham (21) breaks up a pass intended for Clemson Tigers wide receiver Germone Hopper (5) during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse CB Whigham has internal bleeding after chest injury


Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham suffered a chest injury in the first half of the Orange game against No. 2 Florida State, and it doesn’t sound good.

Whigham was taken off the field on a stretcher, according to the Syracuse Football Twitter account and taken to a local hospital for the injury.

While that is good news, it serves to remind us just how dangerous the game of football can be.  Between concussions, broken bones, people getting paralyzed on the field, etc., going out on the gridiron and strapping on the pads is a risk every week for these players.

And then this…

Scary indeed.  Let’s hope Whigham will be alright.

The sophomore 6’1” 182 lb. cornerback out of West Palm Beach, FL has three interceptions on the season for the 5-5 Syracuse Orange.

Secondary to this injury – which should go without saying — is football, but Florida State leads Syracuse 59-3 with only a few minutes left in the 4th quarter.

Seminoles’ quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston is 19-of-21 for 277 yards with two touchdowns in the game.

As of the time of this post, this is the most up to date status on Whigham, via the Syracuse Football Twitter account.

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