Duke QB Renfree a game-time decision vs Virginia
Posted October 4, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke says quarterback Sean Renfree will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Virginia.
Coach David Cutcliffe said after practice Thursday that Renfree has been limited this week but is improving each day.
He says backup Anthony Boone has taken most of the snaps during practice.
Renfree is a three-year starter who ranks sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an average of 256 yards passing. He was hurt last week at Wake Forest when he was hit on his right (throwing) elbow in the third quarter.
Boone took over and led Duke (4-1, 1-0) to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, scoring the go-ahead TD on a keeper with 11:35 left in the 34-27 victory.
The complete Duke injury report has 12 players listed as either out for the game against Virginia or out for the season. Nine of those 12 are defensive players, including five in the secondary.
The Blue Devils had already lost Corbin McCarthy and Taylor Sowell for the season. In addition, this week they will be without the services of safeties Chris Tavarez and Brandon Braxton and corner back Jared Boyd.
Also listed as out for this week are linebacker Kelby Brown, nose guard Jamal Bruce and defensive end Justin Foxx. Tight end Braxton Deaver will also miss Saturday's game.
In addition to Renfree, corner back Lee Butler and defensive tackle Jamal Wallace are listed as questionable.
NC State injuries mounting too
While NC State's injury report for their game against Florida State does not list many specifics or any game-time decisions, a window into who is not playing is available.
The biggest hit is the offensive line. Zach Allen has been lost for the season with a foot injury that will require surgery. Rob Crisp and Andrew Wallace will also be unavailable for the game against the Seminoles with back and foot injuries, respectively.
Senior running back James Washington will miss another game for the Wolfpack with an ankle injury.
Defensively, NC State has also lost Jacob Kahut and Michael Peek for the year.
UNC keeping injuries a mystery
North Carolina is staying with their trend of keeping injury reports to a bare minimum. In their release Thursday night, there were six names listed as "Out" with no detail of their injury, the length of their time missed and no mention of questionable players.
The six players listed were running backs Connor Gonet and Travis Riley, offensive lineman T.J. Leifheit, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe, linebacker Darius Lipford and place kicker Miller Snyder.