CHAPEL HILL, NC -- University of North Carolina starting defensive end
Will Chapman will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a scaphoid fracture in
his right wrist. Chapman, a junior from Lexington, Ky., injured the wrist
in Carolina's 37-27 loss at Virginia on Saturday.
Chapman will not play this weekend against Wake Forest and a further
evaluation of his status will be made following the surgery on Friday. His
wrist will be in a protective cast for eight to 12 weeks.
"This is another unfortunate injury for us that we will have to battle
through," said head coach John Bunting. "Will is one of our leaders on
defense and he means a lot to this football team. His health is our top
Chapman, who has started all seven games this season, has 27 tackles this
year, including 19 solo stops and eight assists. He leads the team with
three sacks and is tied for the team lead with four tackles for losses.