UNC LB Darius Lipford (not pictured) did not participate in the Tar Heels' spring practice because of his knee injury. PHOTO: Robert Willett
CHAPEL HILL — If you haven’t heard already, North Carolina announced on Thursday that junior linebacker Darius Lipford will miss the 2012 season after reinjuring his left knee.
Lipford suffered a torn ACL during the Tar Heels’ loss against Missouri in the Independence Bowl in December. He then reinjured the knee last week during a rehabilitation session, according to UNC.
Had he been healthy, Lipford likely would have competed for a starting position at outside linebacker. He started four games there during the 2011 season.