UNC loses two tailbacks for the rest of the season

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

North Carolina's depth at tailback took a significant hit, as backups A.J. Blue and Jamal Womble will both miss the rest of the season with injuries, the school announced on Monday. Blue, who had surgery on his left knee Friday at UNC Hospitals, will also miss 2010 spring practices.

Blue had to have his ACL and PCL reconstructed, and his MCL was repaired. His status for next fall will be updated in the summer. Blue played in all six games this season and had 18 carries for 33 yards and completed one pass for 24 yards.

Womble also had surgery Friday to repair his fractured right wrist, but he is expected to participate in 2010 spring drills. Womble had six carries for 41 yards this season.