DeVante Parker led Louisville in TD catches last season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – DeVante Parker, the University of Louisville's best receiver, traveled to Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday to visit Dr. Robert Anderson, a nationally recognized orthopedic specialist for foot and ankle injuries.
Parker injured his left foot Friday night during practice. The U of L players have had the weekend off before they resume preparation on Monday for the Cards' season opener against Miami Sept. 1 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Parker is not expected to be available for the Miami game but the Cards' coaching staff will have more information on his availability after the exam.
Anderson is the team doctor for the Carolina Panthers as well as the past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has treated New York Yankees star Derek Jeter as well as former Braves' infielder Chipper Jones and NFL stars Jeremy Shockey, Plaxico Burress and Hakeem Nicks. Anderson attended the University of Mississippi and earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin.
Parker led Louisville in receiving yards last season, making 55 catches for 885 yards and a dozen touchdowns. At 6 feet 3 and 211 pounds, Parker is ranked third among senior receivers by ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.
He has scored 28 touchdowns in three seasons, and he considered entering the NFL Draft after his junior year but decided to return to play for new U of L coach Bobby Petrino. Many project him as a first-round draft pick in 2015 because of his size, agility, leaping ability and hands.
Petrino is expected to address Parker's situation Monday at 1:30 p.m. at his weekly press conference.