Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader will not play in Thursday’s Boca Raton Bowl against South Florida after undergoing shoulder surgery, the program announced Monday morning.
Shrader had been playing with a tear in his right shoulder since October.
“It was important for me to get our team to a bowl game,” Shrader said in a statement. “I would have done it earlier in the season, but I wanted to wait until we got bowl eligible. This team has too much talent and works too hard not to play a 13th game.”
“It’s been a blessing and a privilege to play for Syracuse University. I’m glad my final game in the dome was an opportunity to help this team get a bowl. I want to thank Coach Babers and his staff for the opportunity to play here. I’m looking forward to supporting my teammates down in Boca.”
Kickoff for Thursday’s game is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.