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UNC quarterback T.J. Yates made it through spring practice unscathed but not an impromptu game of Ultimate Frisbee.

Yates sprained his right thumb playing Ultimate Frisbee during an end-of-spring team activity session on Wednesday in Chapel Hill, a UNC spokesman said Friday.

Yates will need six weeks to rehabilitate his throwing hand and will have to wear a splint. The two-year starter does not need surgery. The injury isn’t expected to have a lingering effect on the Tar Heels’ quarterback or be a concern once training camp starts in August.

The freak accident does raise questions about Yates’ durability. He missed six games in 2008 with a sprained left ankle. He had surgery on his right shoulder after the 2007 season, which cost him all of spring practice in 2008.

Yates, who will be a junior, completed 81-of-135 passes for 1,168 yards in seven games last season. He finished with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.


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Yates injures thumb playing frisbee

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Ultimate Frisbee

I played ultimate at ECU. the game is not for the meek. dont think about ultimate frisbee and the movie PCU!! lol.

It was a broken ankle, not a

It was a broken ankle, not a sprained ankle.

Since Sexton transferred...

BD should not have shown Sexton the door. They are desperately going to need him as a backup. Can they ask Sexton back or is it too late?

Too late

Sexton's at Catawba. Mike Paulus is the backup.


We want Greg!

Is it too late for Greg Paulus to spurn the Orange and defect to the Tar Heels? The storylines and different angles that would emerge from such a move would be endless (and priceless).  

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Joe Giglio covers the ACC for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1997.