UNC FB Recruit Suffers Injury

 WILMINGTON - North Carolina's late troubles on the football recruiting trail may have just gotten a bit more painful.

Rashaad Tindall, a member of this year's recruiting class, recently suffered what has been described as a "serious" knee injury while playing basketball for Wimington Laney. 

In a Feb. 12 victory over Pender, Tindall banged his knee with another player and was removed from the game. After putting ice on the injury for a few minutes he went back into the game and it appeared as nothing more than a bruise, according to witnesses at the game.  

A few days later, however, Laney head coach Fred Lynch said Tindall would miss the rest of the Buccaneers' season and that the injury may be serious, according to free-lance sportswriter Lee Wagner, who covered the game for the Wilmington Star-News

Also according to Wagner, the school has been somewhat evasive releasing any information on the actual details and overall severity of Tindall's injury. 

"They told me on Thursday they were awaiting results from the doctor, and then said the same thing tonight," Wagner said Tuesday night, eight days after the 6-foot-3 defensive back suffered the injury. 

Tindall leads the 17-8 Bucs in rebounding and helped lead the football team a to a runner-up finish in the state 4-A playoffs. 

Andrew Jones is in his sixth year covering football and basketball for Inside Carolina. He is also in his fourth year as a copy editor and staff writer for the Wilmington Star-News and hosts a nightly radio show on WAAV-AM980 in Wilmington. He has also written for ACCNews and once published The College Game and the former Total Sports. He can be reached via e-mail at: AJWAAV@aol.com.  

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