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FIU’s Jake Medlock doubtful for game against Louisville


Miami Herald Writer

Jake Medlock was present at practice Wednesday morning but did not participate because of a concussion he sustained last Saturday against Bethune-Cookman. While coach Ron Turner hasn’t officially announced sophomore E.J. Hilliard as the starter against Louisville, Medlock’s nonparticipation makes it likely that Hilliard will be starting this Saturday.

“I haven’t heard anything official yet,” Turner said Wednesday. “Obviously, [Medlock] didn’t go again [Wednesday]. I would say it’s probably not looking good. They have not ruled him out yet. So, we’ll wait and see [Thursday].”

Should Hilliard get the start, the team hopes to have freshman Travis Wright, a graduate of Louisville Trinity, available as his backup. Wright missed practice Tuesday because of an off-the-field issue but returned Wednesday. Turner said that Wright is cleared to play Saturday “for the time being.”

Tight end Akil Dan-Fodio, a former quarterback, could be an emergency backup.

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