Monday, November 17, 2008

Pack DE McKeen out for season

N.C. State starting defensive end Shea McKeen is out for the season after suffering a broken ankle Saturday against Wake Forest.

McKeen is the fifth player on the team to suffer a season-ending injury. Three of those players have been starters.

“It’s a tough blow for our defense,” said N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien. “Shea has done a great job for us. It’s unfortunate. I think that’s going to bring the total to 70 games lost to starters this year.”
McKeen has made 29 tackles, including five behind the line of scrimmage. He will be replaced by sophomore Markus Kuhn.

– Ken Tysiac