Jeff Reed injured in practice

University of North Carolina starting place-kicker Jeff Reed, a candidate for the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker, suffered a sprained left ankle in Wednesday afternoon's practice and is doubtful for Saturday's game at No. 3 Oklahoma.

Reed, who lived in Moore, Okla., (just outside of Norman) until he was six years old, stepped on the kicking tee in practice and rolled his ankle.

The UNC medical staff will re-examine Reed on Thursday morning. "There is a lot of time between now and Saturday," said Dr. Dan Hooker, UNC's head football trainer.

Reed was 16 of 20 on field goal attempts last season and made all 30 extra point attempts.

Chris Bender, a walk-on senior from Durham, N.C., is the backup place-kicker.

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