UNC coach Butch Davis’ Sunday evening update didn’t shed much light on the state of quarterback T.J. Yates sprained left ankle: "He’s receiving treatment and undergoing further evaluation,’’ he said.
Asked it was a high or low left ankle sprain, Davis said: “He’s receiving treatment and undergoing further evaluation.”
Under the ACC's new injury reporting policy, schools report which players are having surgery and are out for the season on Mondays. On Thursdays, schools list injured players as out, probable, questionable or doubtful.
The Tar Heels were leading Virginia Tech 10-3 near the middle of the third quarter Saturday when Yates got dropped for a 18-yard sack by Virginia Tech defensive end Orion Martin. He was limping when he got up, stayed in the game, got hit on an incompletion the next play, and hobbled off the field while the Tar Heels punted the ball away.
Backup Mike Paulus, who had attempted only one career pass to that point, finished the game, going 3-for-8 and throwing two interceptions. UNC lost 20-17.
The Tar Heels play at Miami on Saturday.