A restful open date has key personnel returning for N.C. State in time for Thursday's game against Florida State at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Defensive tackle Alan-Michael Cash, whom coach Tom O'Brien said was the team's best defensive lineman before having knee surgery, is back at full strength after missing three games according to the injury report released Tuesday evening.
Reserve guard Curtis Crouch also is back from a foot injury.
Perhaps most importantly, linebacker Nate Irving is listed as probable, which means there is a 75 percent chance he will play against Florida State.
Irving made 34 tackles in three and a half games and remains the team's leader with six tackles for loss and three interceptions.
O'Brien was unavailable for comment after the injury report was released.
Left tackle Julian Williams remains out with a shoulder injury.