Monday, August 6, 2012

Report: UNC receiver T.J. Thorpe out with broken foot

North Carolina sophomore wide receiver T.J. Thorpe suffered a broken foot in a practice Sunday and will be sidelined an unspecified amount of time, according to what his mother told the Durham Herald-Sun.

Thorpe, a former standout at Jordan High in Durham, led the ACC with an average kickoff return of 26.7 yards a season ago. In addition to his role as a return specialist, he was expected to play a larger role as a receiver in first-year coach Larry Fedora's spread offense.

Carmen Thorpe told the Herald-Sun that she wasn't sure how much time her son would miss.

"It's definitely not a bad injury but it's going to take some time to heal," she said.

Carmen Thorpe did not return a phone call seeking additional comment. UNC, meanwhile, hasn't confirmed Thorpe's injury. Fedora has said it's his policy not to discuss injuries.

- Andrew Carter


being a bookie said...

wow with broken foot, that mus have hurt, I remember the time when I got my right ankle broken, it hurts a lot even after it healed, I was afraid my ankle could break again if I hit a ball with my right foot