Thursday, November 26, 2015

Owls lose tight end to knee injury

Temple (0-6) suffered a few injuries Friday at Cincinnati, the biggest of which came at the tight end position.

Owls lose tight end to knee injury

Temple head coach Matt Rhule. (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)
Temple head coach Matt Rhule. (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)

Temple (0-6) suffered a few injuries Friday at Cincinnati, the biggest of which came at the tight end position.

Junior Wanemi Omuso, whom the Owls rely on primarily as a blocker in the running game, suffered a torn knee ligament in the first half of the Owls’ 38-20 loss to the Bearcats and is finished for the season, Temple coach Matt Rhule said Monday.

“He’s played really well for us in the running game,” Rhule said.  

Omuso’s injury is going to force Chris Coyer to be more involved as a blocker. That’s sort of a double-whammy for the Owls because Temple was hoping to get Coyer more involved in the passing game

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The 6-2, 255-pound Omuso has not caught a single pass this season.

The Owls will also more than likely be without the services of starting middle linebacker Rob Dvoracek, a sophomore, and reserve running back Jamie Gilmore, also a sophomore. Both suffered toe injuries and Rhule said both could miss the homecoming game this weekend against Army.

Dvoracek has 16 tackles this season.  Gilmore has gained 49 yards on 10 carries. 

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