Brandon Tate’s injury in the first quarter against Notre Dame was much more serious than it initially appeared. From the UNC Sports Information office:
“An examination by UNC Sports Medicine revealed a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL). An MRI on Sunday night confirmed that diagnosis. Tate will miss the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery at UNC Hospitals later this week.”
Tate is a senior, so this is the end of his UNC career. According to the news release, he finishes “as the NCAA’s all-time leader in combined kick return yards with 3,523 yards. At the time of his injury, Tate was leading the ACC in all-purpose yards (163.7 yds/gm).”
Thank you, Brandon, and see you in the NFL.