Ken Medlin

State, Irving see the big picture

Posted August 13, 2009

Recently, someone asked me if NC State was fortunate that Nate Irving's injury happened before fall practice -- the idea being that the Wolfpack will have time to groom his replacement.

I thought about it for a second, and it really gave me pause.

Let's face it, the most fortunate thing about this situation is that Nate Irving is OK. Yes, he's not able to play football right now -- but in the big scheme of things Irving could have been hurt a lot worse.

I understand where my friend was coming from on this, and NC State does have a chance to work out several players at Irving's position if needed.

But think about it: Irving was in a car accident which left him with a broken leg, a broken rib and a punctured lung. I don't think it's a stretch to say he's lucky to survive an accident so serious.

“I was really blessed to make it out of the accident I made it out of and to be here today as I am now," Irving said. "To be able to have another chance to play football somewhere down the road is another blessing. I don't have any complaints.”

Here's hoping Nate Irving makes a full recovery and returns to action next season. Number 56 in red was a sight to behold on the field last season.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • CBB: Wake Forest at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-2

  • CBB: Duke at Wake Forest

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: NC State at Louisville

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: All-Star Game

    Sunday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State at Duke

    Tonight at 7:00 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Washington

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Men's College Basketball
4
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET12:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST
Preview
18
NFL Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 29
AFC 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST7:00 CT5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
NFC 
NBA Scoreboard
Washington 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Charlotte 
LA Clippers 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Atlanta 
Sacramento 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Detroit 
Golden State 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Miami 
San Antonio 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Brooklyn 
Cleveland 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
New Orleans 
New York 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Indiana 
Houston 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Milwaukee 
Oklahoma City 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Utah 
NHL Scoreboard
Los Angeles 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
NY Rangers 
Carolina 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Washington 
Calgary 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Toronto 
Anaheim 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Winnipeg 
San Jose 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Colorado 
Florida 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Arizona 
ATP Scoreboard
Monday, Jan. 23
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Fourth Round
(15) G. Dimitrov2 77 6 6  
D. Istomin6 62 2 1  
(3) M. Raonic78 3 6 6  
(13) R. Bautista A66 6 4 1  
(6) G. Monfils3 3 6 4  
(9) R. Nadal6 6 4 6  
Quarterfinals
(4) S. Wawrinka 
(12) J. Tsonga 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Monday, Jan. 23
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Fourth Round
(5) K. Pliskova6 6    
(22) D. Gavrilova3 3    
Quarterfinals
(13) V. Williams 
(24) A. Pavlyuchen 
(7) G. Muguruza 
C. Vandeweghe