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N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson injured his right (throwing) shoulder during the first half of last week’s 30-24 overtime win over East Carolina, a source close to the program said Tuesday.

Coach Tom O’Brien announced Monday that Wilson will miss Saturday’s game against South Florida, but would not disclose the nature of the injury. Wilson previously suffered a Grade 3 concussion in the Aug. 28 opener at South Carolina and returned to the starting lineup 16 days later at Clemson.

The source said the current injury has nothing to do with the concussion. O’Brien said Wilson is out indefinitely.

Wilson, a redshirt freshman, turned in his best performance of the season against East Carolina. He completed 21 of 31 passes for 210 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Despite the first-half injury, Wilson was 11-for-15 for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Pirates.

Junior Harrison Beck, who will make his fifth career start, will replace Wilson on Saturday.


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too bad

but boy he looked great Saturday.

Good Work Ken

Ken, I have to commend you for your work in getting a source to open up. You colleague in Charlotte, Scott Fowler, needs some help in how to do it. Instead he whines about it.

Kudos to you.

My guess

Based on how he finished the ECU game, my guess is that Russell could play if he had to. But I think Coach O'Brien is being cautious with him to guard against making things worse (like he did with Russell's concussion). Smart move to pass on short-term gain at the expense of long-term success.

great point

great point

Whatever ECU did to Wilson's arm........ DON'T FIX IT

Wilson passed better *injured* than he did healthy earlier in the game! Whatever injury it is, I hope the positive affects linger !!!!! Probably a good thing he's not playing this wknd. USF is going to absolutely pummel NCSU. Best to save him for Boston College ACC game the following wknd anyway (T.O'Brien "alumni" game). Don't think.... that doesn't come into play.

are you suggesting such a

are you suggesting such a scenario as in that movie Rookie of the Year?...or was it Little Big League, i can't remember haha

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Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC for The Charlotte Observer since 2003, and spent the previous eight years covering Clemson for the Anderson Independent-Mail and then The State in South Carolina. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.