Wednesday, August 19, 2009
ACC injury update: Two more players tear ACLs
By Heather Dinich
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Two more hits for the ACC:
- Wake Forest redshirt freshman receiver Terence Davis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) at Monday night's practice and will likely miss the rest of the season. This is unfortunate for the Deacs, as Davis was one of the young receivers the staff was going to depend on. Because of his injury, backup quarterback and sophomore Skylar Jones was working out with the wideouts on Monday.
- North Carolina junior defensive back Matt Merletti tore the ACL in his right knee during Tuesday afternoon's practice and will miss the 2009 season. One of Carolina's top special-teams players, Merletti was competing for playing time at safety this fall. In 2008, the Cleveland native was a co-captain on special teams, an honor bestowed on UNC's top special-teams players based on a point system. Merletti had 11 tackles last year and recovered two fumbles, including a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown vs. Connecticut.