Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Northwestern released its injury report for Saturday's opener against Syracuse. The Wildcats have gone to an NFL-style report, which will come out every Thursday during the season. Let's hope other Big Ten teams follow the trend.
Here it is:
TE/FB Drake Dunsmore, knee, out for season
WR Kevin Frymire, ankle, out for Week 1
LB Chris Jeske, knee, out for Week 1
DT Niko Mafuli, shoulder, out for Week 1
LB Bryce McNaul, leg, out for Week 1
WR Jeff Yarbrough, leg, out for Week 1
Dunsmore is the lone starter and the most significant loss among the group, though both McNaul and Yarbrough would provide depth at their positions. Yarbrough, a speedy senior, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.