Team trainer Charlie Rozanski works on N.C. State's Richard Howell after Howell took an elbow to the head during the first half of the Wolfpack's game with Maryland on February 20, 201l. Howell suffered a concussion on the play.ETHAN HYMAN - firstname.lastname@example.org
Forward Richard Howell will miss N.C. State's game against North Carolina on Wednesday with a concussion.
Howell took an elbow in Sunday's loss at Maryland and suffered a concussion, Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said on Tuesday. He played only two minutes against the Terps and has not practiced since.
"It's frustrating and it's disappointing for richard. he was starting to play well and fit into his role and really realizing how effective he can be."
Howell averages 6.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. His absence means more minutes for forwards DeShawn Painter and Jordan Vandenberg against the Tar Heels.
Lowe said he hopes Howell will be able to return for Saturday's home game against Georgia Tech.