Our injury report has been released (link) and things look pretty good â€“ especially for NC Stateâ€¦and, especially for October!
N.C. State will take on Boston College Saturday afternoon without the services of six players.
Offensive tackle Duran Christophe (ankle), cornerback Jarvis Byrd (knee), and halfback Brandon Barnes (ankle) have been ruled out for Saturday’s game according to the injury report released by the school Thursday morning.
Defensive end Sylvester Crawford (knee) and defensive backs Jesse Riley (knee) and Rashard Smith (knee) are out for the season.
Offensive tackle Mike Overgaard (elbow), is listed as probably on the report, and should see his first action since suffering the injury in the team’s second game against Central Florida.
Versatile reserve offensive lineman, Duran Christophe is new to the report, but perhaps his services will be less important based on the following two items:
- It was a huge relief that there is no mention of starting offensive lineman, Andrew Wallace, who was taken off the field Saturday with an apparent ankle injury.
- Additionally, weâ€™ve been waiting to see Mike Overgaard come back.
Now that RJ Mattes is playing, this week appears to be the first week of the year that the expected starting offensive line will have its full complement of healthy players.
Jarvis Byrd is still sitting there waiting for clearance to return. His ultimate return will be a very nice addition to our young secondary that appears to have some trouble/fears making some tackles. Weâ€™ll keep our eyes out for his clearance and continue to keep our fingers crossed that the injury report can remain generally this clean in the future.
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