Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pack's Irving out for season

After meeting with a doctor Thursday, N.C. State linebacker Nate Irving announced that he will be out for the season because of injuries suffered in a June 28 car crash.

Irving, who was scheduled to be a junior this season, led the team with four interceptions last season and made 84 tackles despite missing three games because of injury. He suffered a broken leg, broken rib, collapsed lung and separated shoulder in the crash.

Coach Tom O'Brien said there is a slim chance Irving could return if N.C. State reaches a January bowl game, but Irving certainly won't play during the regular season.

Sophomore Dwayne Maddox and redshirt freshman Terrell Manning are competing for the starting spot at the position vacated by Irving.

Ken Tysiac


704Champ said...

There are a couple great linebackers in the Coastal Division out for the year; Irving at State and Herzlich at BC. Get well soon Nate!

Anonymous said...

Kinda figured he wouldn't be back this year. Oh well, this is why teams recruit depth.

Go Wolfpack!!!

Anonymous said...

State is in the Atlantic Division 704Champ.

Anonymous said...

Im pretty sure BC is in the Atlantic as well.

704Champ said...

Oh yeah my bad, I know State and BC are in the same division, I can never keep the names straight since they're not named anything practical like the ACC North and ACC South

Anonymous said...

Big loss. Get well soon Nate!