CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina wide receiver Brandon Tate on Wednesday had successful surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee, coach Butch Davis said.
"He came out with flying colors,'' Davis said. "It was exactly like they speculated; when they got in there, there were no surprises. They fully expect him to have 100 percent recovery. They're going to keep him in the hospital overnight, just for observation. But he'll get out in the morning and be back over in the building tomorrow, and they were very please with how it went."
Tate tore the ligaments during the first quarter of last Saturday's victory over Notre Dame. At the time, he was third in the nation in all-purpose yards, and a leading candidate for ACC Player of the Year.
The senior's college career is over, but he has said he is determined to play in the NFL.
Davis said there's no speculation yet on how long Tate's rehabilitation process will take.