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Charlie Strong Gives Updates On Injured Cardinals

At his weekly press conference, Louisville football coach Charlie Strong gave injury updates on Cardinals John Miller, Daniel Brown, James Burgess and Dominique Brown.

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Charlie Strong met with members of the media on Monday afternoon and gave updates on several key injured players for Louisville.

According to Strong, starting left guard John Miller is going through some workouts with the team, but his status for Saturday's game is uncertain. Strong says if Miller is "moving around all right" on Tuesday then at the very least he will make the trip with the team to Pittsburgh.

Miller, a sophomore from Miami, suffered a lower leg injury during the first quarter of U of L's victory over Southern Miss. He was replaced in that game by junior Kamran Joyer, the likely starter at left guard on Saturday if Miller isn't able to go.

Louisville will definitely be without the services of a pair of linebackers on Saturday, as Strong announced that both senior Daniel Brown and true freshman James Burgess will miss the game because of injuries. Brown started the first four games of the season at SAM linebacker for the Cards, but missed the USM game because of injury. Burgess started in his place.

The vacancies at linebacker will likely result in an increased role for true freshman Keith Brown, who was one of the biggest bright spots in U of L's win over Southern Miss. The Miami native was all over the field for the Cards and finished with a team-high nine tackles. Junior Champ Lee will also likely see an increase in on-field activity.

Strong also noted that at this point in the season, running back Dominique Brown will likely only be activated if something happens to either Jeremy Wright or Senorise Perry. Brown, who entered fall camp as U of L's leading returning rusher, has missed the entire season because of a knee injury.