CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Starting cornerback Kendric Williams will miss the remainder of the season. The senior suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Saturday against Virginia Tech.
"He's going to go through probably a week to two weeks to
two-and-a-half weeks of rehabilitation to try to strengthen the knee
and stuff, so that there's not as much deterioration while he's
incapacitated doing the rehab," UNC head coach Butch Davis said Monday. "He was around here yesterday [and] his
spirits obviously were a little bit down and depressed.
"He's a good
kid and was someone that was a valuable contributor to this football
team, not only defensively, but [on] special teams, so we certainly
hate to lose him."
Williams, a former walk-on who received a scholarship for the 2007 season, started the first five games this year, recording 15.5 tackles.
After suffering the injury Saturday, Williams was replaced by sophomore Jermaine Strong, who is expected to now assume the starting role.