Injury bug bites UNC’s two-deep


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina senior offensive guard Caleb Peterson will undergo season-ending back surgery on Friday at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett. Peterson, a native of Auburn, Ala., started 42 games in his career and had made 30 consecutive starts before missing the Virginia Tech game.

Freshman linebacker Jonathan Smith had successful season-ending surgery by Dr. Joshua Tennant at UNC Hospitals on Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot. Smith injured his foot in practice prior to the Virginia Tech game. A true freshman from Laurinburg, N.C., he played in six games and had one tackle.


UNC Injury Report vs. Virginia

Out for the Season:

John Ferranto, OG

Keith Beasley, LB

Mack Hollins, WR

Caleb Peterson, OG

Jonathan Smith, LB


Jaye Stackhouse, DB


Dajaun Drennon, DE

Tomon Fox, DE

Jon Heck, OT

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