Injured Syracuse football safety Antwan Cordy will not play again in 2017, he announced on Instagram early Saturday morning.
The redshirt junior expressed a dedication to return stronger than ever next year.
“I made up in my mind before I stepped in the doctor’s office, no matter what the outcome was, I wasn’t giving up,” Cordy wrote in his Instagram post. “I wasn’t quitting, I wasn’t stopping. That’s not my pedigree, that’s not who I am so I’m not gone even entertain it.
“No one said this road was gone be easy. So I decided to keep rehabbing and not come back this year of (the) 2017 season. But just know I’ma work and come back better and stronger. Just another setback on something greatness coming.”
For the second year in a row, Cordy will miss the vast majority of SU’s season. After breaking his forearm in Week 2 against Louisville last year, he reportedly suffered a hairline fracture in his lower leg midway through the first quarter of SU’s season opener versus Central Connecticut State this season.