According to Tammy Nunez, there are some injuries to report:
-D.J. Banks separated his shoulder Monday and was cautious with it Tuesday
-Ryan Grant and Julius Warmsley have hip-flexor injuries.
-Freshman linebacker Steven Funderburk has a tweaked hamstring that will sideline him for 10 days to two weeks, according to Toledo.
D.J. Banks has had a quiet camp thus far after a promising rookie campaign. Ryan Grant has emerged as a legitimate threat to line-up across from senior WR Casey Robottom. Hopefully, these minor injuries are just that, minor and don’t continue to nag throughout the year.
In what was by far the most uncomfortable day weather-wise so far during camp, the Green Wave managed to have another productive practice.
Today’s practice was the first one with pads, and as a result, the intensity picked up. It was great to see the shape that everyone was in – despite the heat and humidity, the Green Wave looked well conditioned. And at times, they were almost too active as Head Coach Bob Toledo alluded to Friday, “Their enthusiasm was pretty good. Sometimes a little too good, but I’d rather have to slow them down then speed them up.” At one point there was a little “fight” during practice, displaying the intensity the players are playing with.
A couple highlights from today’s practice:
-Sophomore DB Ryan Travis continued to play well in camp, with one interception of Ryan Griffin and one more pick of D.J. Ponder
-Freshman LB Logan Hamilton forced a fumble on senior RB J.T. McDonald, after a big hit
-Sophomore WR Ryan Grant made a nice on-handed sideline catch earlier in practice during a passing drill (see image, big thanks to Parker Waters)
Tomorrow is Media Day for the Green Wave, beginning at 11:45 AM. Tulane Athletics will be providing a live stream on Media Day on their website as the event is closed to the general public. Media Day will also be available on WIST AM 690.
Practice will be pushed to the afternoon, starting at 3:20 PM.
We will be providing updates throughout Media Day.