Will Chapman To Undergo Wrist Surgery

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 priority."

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.

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