Louisville’s leading WR shelved for Belk Bowl

Some good news on the personnel front for the Wolfpack today.


As Louisville heads into the homestretch of preparations for their postseason game, the Cardinals acknowledged Thursday they will be without a pair of key players when they take the field early next week.

According to head coach Charlie Strong, wide receiver Michaelee Harris will not play in the Belk Bowl versus North Carolina State Dec. 27 due to a knee injury suffered in practice prior to the team’s arrival in Charlotte. While the specific nature of the injury was not revealed, it’s severe enough that Harris may be unavailable for spring practice next year.

As a redshirt freshman, Harris led the Cardinals in receptions (37) and receiving yards (455).

Additionally, Strong announced that defensive end Greg Scruggs did not make the trip and will not play in the bowl game after getting picked up on a drunk-driving charge over the weekend. Scruggs started five games this season, and has six tackles for loss and four sacks this season.

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13 Responses to Louisville’s leading WR shelved for Belk Bowl

  1. wufpup76 12/23/2011 at 4:22 PM #

    Hate to see guys get hurt – would rather beat teams at full strength … But, we’ll take it.

    We certainly didn’t have any injuries this year that impacted our season (har har)

  2. pack76 12/23/2011 at 5:52 PM #

    wufpup, I agree! Would rather beat them at full strenghth. Sorry for Harris but Scruggs needs to learn a lesson. The coach did the right thing in suspending him.

  3. SuperStuff 12/23/2011 at 8:30 PM #

    Injuries suck. I hate it for that kid Harris. The other kid can sit the bench for sure. I’m pretty sure if we had less injuries we would have won one or two more games this year.

  4. logarithm 12/23/2011 at 8:39 PM #

    Is it clear who their #2 best/favorite receiver is? I might have been more comfortable with their best receiver playing since we’d know who Amerson will be covering.

  5. choppack1 12/23/2011 at 11:59 PM #

    Wow. It sounds like Strong actually will discipline is players on his own. He wouldn’t fit in well with Swofford’s vision of the ACC.

  6. Packfan28 12/24/2011 at 8:59 AM #

    I wish all the seniors well. Good luck in your final game for the Wolfpack.

    I was looking at the roster and counted 42 underclassmen who have seen significant playing time. When you add in the red shirts who haven’t even played yet, that is a good position to be in for next year.

  7. MP 12/24/2011 at 9:39 AM #

    Yeah. I never think of injuries to the opposition as “good news”.

  8. Greywolf 12/24/2011 at 10:26 AM #

    I’m sorry but I don’t mind L’ville losing players. We’ve certainly lost a few good ones to injury. Playing on a level playing field works for me.

    “42 underclassmen who have seen significant playing time…”

    I’ve let my hopes get up for over 65 years and I don’t intend to stop now. This coming year will be no different. That secondary that was such a concern is now a strong suit. The D-line is OK. Losing Cole, Maddox and Lucas will hurt. Hopefully LB reserves/replacements will be adequate. I’m sure the resident pessimists here can point out how we will screw the pooch somehow or another.

  9. Alpha Wolf 12/24/2011 at 11:06 AM #

    I’ll be optimistic but also realistic: it would take a damn near perfect season of great health and a higher-than-average number of players having career years for the Wolfpack to finish with double-digit wins. That’s not being a resident pessimist, it’s simply reality. We’re not the University of Alabama or LSU.

  10. sundropdrinker13 12/24/2011 at 11:28 AM #

    Greywolf, we have been without Lucas all year, and I thought he got a medical redshirt. Even if he didn’t, like I said we have been without him all year. Maddox was actually the back up to Manning the last 2 seasons. I will miss the depth, but neither were starters. Cole will be missed, however.

  11. ancsu87 12/24/2011 at 6:16 PM #

    I don’t agree that an opponent losing one of their best players is good news for NC State.

    No one wants to win by playing the 2nd or 3rd string plus everyone has seen teams lose focus and then lose to their opponent when they think they will have an easy game just because 1 or 2 key starters are out for the other team.

  12. john of sparta 12/24/2011 at 8:02 PM #

    BitCoin. that be us.

  13. theonlypackmullet 12/27/2011 at 1:34 AM #

    okay guys, i’ll confess…i shot the arrow and it went towards Michaelee Harris’ knee and…you get the picture

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