The injury that North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates suffered Saturday is more serious than first diagnosed and he could be sidelined for six weeks. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging test Sunday night revealed a small fracture in his left ankle. X-rays taken late Saturday afternoon after he was injured in a game against Virginia Tech at Kenan Stadium showed no breaks and he was thought to have suffered only a sprained ankle. Yates is wearing a protective boot on his left foot that runs almost to his knee and that is designed to take pressure off the ankle. He is walking with the aid of crutches. He will not need surgery but will receive medical treatment and undergo rehabilitation before being reevaluated in six weeks.
UNC says Yates may miss six weeks after breaking ankle
The Winston Salem Journal
North Carolina's football team got a bad break Monday with the news that quarterback T.J. Yates will miss at least six weeks with a fractured left ankle.
But several Tar Heels said it will take more than backup signalcallers Mike Paulus or Cameron Sexton -- either of whom could start Saturday at Miami -- to mend their chances at a winning season.
Heels' Yates out until November; replacement hasn't been set
The News and Observer
Losing quarterback T.J. Yates to an ankle injury does not equate to the end of North Carolina's hopes to bleed a bowl bid out of this football season.
Much promise has been lost, of course. There's a good chance that had Yates been able to go the distance on Saturday, the Tar Heels would have defeated Virginia Tech and made this week's trip to Miami squarely in charge of their fate in the ACC's Coastal Division.
Tar Heels still need a strong running game
The News and Observer
For the second time in six months, the North Carolina Tar Heels must take the field without their starting quarterback, T.J. Yates.
But this time the Tar Heels will actually have to play another team without Yates, who suffered a small non-displaced fracture in his left ankle during Saturday's 20-17 loss against Virginia Tech.
Heels QB Yates out at least six weeks
The Fayetteville Observer
After leaving Saturday's 20-17 loss to visiting Virginia Tech, North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates thought he just had an ankle sprain. By Sunday afternoon, when the ankle still couldn't support any weight, he felt something was wrong.
When North Carolina's team physician called him Sunday night, he had his fears confirmed.
Down and out
The Burlington Times-News
Paul Hilton Davis, the man responsible for bringing the Miami Hurricanes back from the depths of NCAA probation despair in the mid 1990s to national championship form by the start of the new decade, will make his homecoming to South Florida at noon Saturday.
Ex-UM coach Butch Davis returns to face Miami Hurricanes
The Miami Herald