Injury has struck another North Carolina cornerback, creating uncertainty in the secondary before a game on Saturday against one of the ACC's top quarterbacks. Terry Shankle, a freshman reserve, suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee last Saturday in a win against William & Mary. He will not play again this season and will need surgery to repair the injury.
Another corner injured for Heels
The Winston-Salem Journal
Veteran leader Kendric Burney returned to North Carolina's depleted secondary a week ago, but the Tar Heels lost another player in Saturday's 21-17 win over William & Mary.
Freshman cornerback Terry Shankle tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 21-17 win over William & Mary and will miss the rest of the season. Shankle, who had seen time in all eight games this season, finishes with eight tackles and one pass breakup.
Shankle to miss rest of season
The Durham Herald-Sun
Just before the ball reached Moody, No. 16 in a pale blue jersey came flying in to bat it down.
Immediately, a cheer erupted in Kenan Stadium.
Kendric Burney was back, and his return couldn't have come at a better time for UNC.
UNC's Kendric Burney has returned from suspension
The Fayetteville Observer
North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney said he was pretty close to being back up to game speed after experiencing his first live action of the season in Saturday's victory against William & Mary.
The senior had just been cleared to play after serving an NCAA-mandated suspension and spending another week in limbo thanks to the ongoing investigation into the program.
And his return couldn't have come a moment too soon for the Tar Heels (5-3, 2-2).
Tar Heels hurting in depleted secondary
The Burlington Times-News
In a three-way tie for second place in the loss column in the ACC's Coastal Division, North Carolina has done a little scoreboard watching.
Even though it's barely November and the Tar Heels are about to enter a stretch of playing three ranked teams in as many weeks, they are keeping track of what is happening in the division.
Tar Heels still have 'a little bit of hope' in division race
The Charlotte Observer
No one was more anxious for Monday's practice to roll around than Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.
It was finally a chance to put last Thursday's agonizing 28-24 loss at North Carolina State behind him after having a couple extra days to think about it.
Fla. State's Ponder anxious to put loss behind him
The Associated Press