Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pack's Bowens has knee surgery

Wide receiver Donald Bowens, N.C. State’s receptions leader in 2007, was having knee surgery Wednesday, coach Tom O’Brien said.

O’Brien said he is uncertain if Bowens, who missed last season with a spinal injury, will be ready for the start of the 2009 season.

“I won’t know until after the surgery,” O’Brien said during his signing day news conference.
Bowens made 41 catches for 598 yards in 2007 as a sophomore.

Another wide receiver, Darrell Davis, has had arthroscopic shoulder surgery but is expected back for spring practice, O’Brien said.

The coach also remains hopeful that quarterback Russell Wilson will recover from his knee injury in time for spring practice. Wilson is limited to upper body work in the weight room after a knee injury that didn’t require surgery kept him out of the second half of the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.

O’Brien said he would like to work with Wilson on making quicker reads and delivering passes more quickly so that he doesn’t have to scramble as much. Although Wilson’s speed makes him an effective runner, O’Brien said he is vulnerable to injury when he runs.

“Sometimes your strength is your weakness,” O’Brien said.

Wide receiver Geron James no longer is with the team and intends to transfer, O’Brien said. And reserve quarterback Harrison Beck and defensive end Jamaine Clemmons will graduate and won’t return to the team, according to O’Brien. - Ken Tysiac

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom O'Brien cranking up the ol' waiver wire! Can't expect loyalty from a coach at NC State.

Anonymous said...

Waiver Wire? Loyalty?

Fact: James was unhappy with his playing time and chose to transfer.

Fact: Beck and Clemmons will G-R-A-D-U-A-T-E, (I'm assuming you know what that means).

Anonymous said...

Sucker. You can't take it when your own crap is given back to you, eh, State fans?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sucker. You can't take it when your own crap is given back to you, eh, State fans?


What?? that comment doesnt even make sense, what "crap" is being given back to us, kids transfer and GRADUATE off of teams all the time, last time i checked. I hope that as a fan of football that you understand that.

Anonymous said...

State fans talk about the 'waiver wire' whenever a UNC player transfers or graduates and moves on, but when it's their team, it's suddenly OK.

Anonymous said...

Difference here is that rumors started swirling about kids "transferring" weeks before it was ever announced. With others being removed for "violation of team rules" or just pure cut. That doesn't happen at NCSU under TOB without a reason.....And did you actually use the terms "Loyalty" in reference to UNC's head football coach in the same sentence? BMFD's a merc, plain and simple. He's always looking for a way to more money on the other side of the road. TOB doesn't pull scholarships....TOB doesn't greyshirt, TOB doesn't cut his players...TOB doesn't go visit recruits while there at Pro players' funerals.

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