Louisville players injured in shooting won’t play in Citrus Bowl

Two Louisville football players were injured in a shooting at an off-campus party earlier this month. As a result, the duo will not be suiting up for the Cardinals’ Citrus Bowl meeting with LSU in Orlando on Saturday.

On Wednesday, ESPN.com confirmed Louisville starting linebacker James Hearns and reserve linebacker Henry Famurewa would not play in the game.

Both players traveled to Orlando with the team, but the injuries will keep them out of action.

Hearns, a native of Tallahassee, Florida, recorded eight sacks — which led the Louisville defense — and five forced fumbles in 2016. Famurewa, a 6-foot-2, 253-pounder from Powder Springs, Georgia, saw limited action in 2016 but managed to record ten tackles and two sacks.

The report states redshirt freshman Jonathan Greenard could find his way into the starting lineup as a result of Hearns and Famurewa’s absences.

Kickoff between the No. 15 Cardinals and No. 19 Tigers at Camping World Stadium is set for 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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