Big East injury updates

Here are some injury updates from the Big East.

Cincinnati: Tight end Travis Kelce is expected back against Tennessee after sitting out last week with a sprained ankle.

Connecticut:Coach Paul Pasqualoni said he is optimistic D.J. Shoematewill be able to play against Vanderbilt. Pasqualoni said Tuesday that Shoemate showed encouraging signs at practice Sunday. Meanwhile, defensive end Jesse Joseph remains out.

Louisville:Defensive end B.J. Butler and center Mario Benavides will miss a second straight game because of injuries. Will Stein (ankle) will play. Receiver Josh Bellamy(hamstring) is day-to-day. Defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jordon Paschal and nose tackle Brandon Dunn could return against FIU.

Pitt: The Panthers sustained no major injuries against Buffalo. Receiver Ed Tinker is expected back this week.

Rutgers:Cornerback Mason Robinson is out for the season with a torn ACL, coach Greg Schiano announced Tuesday. Robinson was the team's top punt returner and rotated in at cornerback. Starting left guard Desmond Wynn hurt his knee against NC Central and it appears he is doubtful to play.

Syracuse:Defensive end Chandler Jones, safety Olando Fisher and cornerback Ri'Shard Anderson are out indefinitely, Syracuse announced Tuesday. All three were injured against Wake Forest. Anderson has an upper body injury, and Jones and Fisher have lower body injuries.

USF: No major injuries.

West Virginia:Dana Holgorsen said Andrew Buie and Trey Johnsonare day-to-day. Buie was hurt against Marshall, while Johnson was held out of the game. Matt Lindamood also is injured and was held out against Marshall.