Monday, September 19, 2011

UNC kicker Barth likely out this week

North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers said this morning the Tar Heels will likely hold kicker Casey Barth out for Saturday's game at Georgia Tech, because of a groin pull.

The senior had been playing with a sore thigh since training camp. He kicked the first two extra points during Saturday's win against Virginia, before being replaced by Thomas Moore. Moore, a freshman, was listed as the starter on Monday's two-deep roster.

"I think it's just a culmination of a lot of different things," Withers said of Barth's injury. "I think it's just more of a strain. ... We felt like to get him for the long run, to not put him out there on the field."

-- Robbi Pickeral