RALEIGH — Russell Wilson returns at quarterback for N.C. State this week but the injuries at the skill positions continue for the Wolfpack.
Second-string tight end Matt Kushner (knee) will miss the Clemson game on Saturday. Coach Tom O'Brien said starter Anthony Hill will miss his second straight game, with a strained chest muscle.
That means State is down to its third-string tight end, freshman George Bryan. State is also missing two running backs — Jamelle Eugene and Toney Baker won't play for the third straight game.
"I'm wearing black now," O'Brien joked, referring to the color of his shirt. "Say I laughed when I said that."
Bryan caught five passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in the 34-24 win over William & Mary. Kushner started in Hill's spot during the 2007 season while Hill rehabbed his injured knee. Kushner injured his right knee against W&M.
Bryan and sophomore walk-on Eric Weaver are the only two tight ends on the roster.
"It's part of the game, you have to move on," O'Brien said.
Wilson returns after missing only one game. He suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the opener against South Carolina. He'll start over Harrison Beck, who threw two touchdowns against W&M and moved in front of Daniel Evans on the depth chart.