Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sturdivant closer to return for UNC

Injured UNC linebacker Quan Sturdivant is closer to getting back on the field but still not 100 percent, UNC coach Butch Davis said Thursday.

Sturdivant has missed the past two games with an injured left hamstring. He suffered the injury early in the fourth quarter of UNC's 17-13 win at Rutgers on Sept. 25 and hasn't played since.

Sturdivant has been limited in practice in the past three weeks but will travel to Charlottesville, Va. for UNC's game against Virginia on Saturday, Davis said.

"He is a little bit closer," Davis said. "It will still be a game-time decision. He's not 100 percent, we're still a couple of days away [so] we'll see."

Sturdivant ranks third on the team in tackles (27) despite playing in only three games. The All-ACC outside linebacker has been replaced in the lineup by Zach Brown, who leads UNC with 28 tackles.

-- J.P. Giglio