Another tough break for the Rutgers receiving corps.
A week after wideout Tim Wright was declared done for the season with a torn ACL, head coach Greg Schiano announced that slot receiver Quron Pratt will miss up to four weeks with a shoulder injury.
Pratt, a redshirt freshman, had an impressive spring practice, showing speed and shiftiness. Pratt and Wright could have easily started in Week One. Suddenly, the Scarlet Knights are thin and even more inexperienced at receiver, and Mark Harrison becomes even more important as a second option to Mohamed Sanu.
The good news is, if Pratt is good to go after four weeks, that means he'll be available for the third game against North Carolina on Sept. 25. Rutgers can beat Norfolk State and Florida International without breaking too much of a sweat. Of course, asking Pratt to return after a month off -- when he has little to no college game experience as is -- and excel against a sturdy Tar Heels defense is another matter entirely.