University of Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham will be a game-time decision for the Panthers' season-opener against Youngstown State on Sept. 1, according to head coach Paul Chryst.
Graham is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered last fall in his right knee and has been limited in fall drills.
Paul Chryst on RB Ray Graham: "We kinda see how it goes this week. See how he responds to yesterday's practice" Will be a game-time decision— Jared E. Smith (@JaredSmithCNY) August 27, 2012
According to initial reports, Graham was unlikely to play in the opener and potentially could miss the team's second game against Cincinnati, which comes five days later on Sept. 6.
If Graham is unable to play, sophmore Isaac Bennett is expected to start with freshman Rushel Shell acting as back-up.