Interesting tidbit via Inside Carolina on how little Larry Fedora is going to talk about injuries this season.
Fedora brushed aside an injury question during his media day press conference on Saturday, noting a few players that had yet to be cleared medically practice before saying that he didn’t have any more information in front of him.
When asked about wide receiver T.J. Thorpe’s broken left foot on Tuesday, Fedora laid out his injury policy to the media in attendance.
"I don’t know what to tell you because I don’t talk about injuries," he said. "Here’s what I’ll tell you about injuries, guys – I will tell you about anybody that we lose for the season and that’s it.
"We haven’t lost him for the season, so I really don’t have anything to say for him."
Thorpe was present for practice with crutches and a boot on his left foot.
When asked if UNC has lost anybody for the season, Fedora replied: "Not that I know of."
As Greg Barnes noted, Butch Davis was forthcoming about injuries. Getting him to answer questions about much of anything else was another story entirely. Fedora has decided he is not talking about injuries whether it be for the sake of gamesmanship or because he doesn't want to do it. What will be important to watch is how much information makes it on the league required injury report. I imagine that will not differ from what we've seen in past seasons with the player's name then a body part listed.
Speaking of T.J. Thorpe, it has been confirmed through his mother by the Durham Herald Sun's Harold Gutmann that Thorpe has a broken bone in his foot. No timetable for his return has been determined at this point.