A day after announcing that he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against N.C. State, senior quarterback Bryn Renner had successful surgery to repair a detached labrum and fractured scapula Wednesday afternoon.
When news of Renner’s North Carolina career-ending injury and impending surgery broke, word spread quickly through the team.
Many of Renner’s teammates tweeted their support and reached out to him via text message. But since his injury was announced, coach Larry Fedora hasn’t addressed the team, opting instead to keep his team laser-focused on Saturday’s game against Virginia.
“We really, as a team, we never talk about injuries,” Fedora said. “In the position rooms the coaches talk about it and who needs to step up and what they have to do. But as a team, I don’t have a team meeting to say, ‘So-and-so got hurt, somebody’s really going to have to step up.’
“The guys know. That’s part of this game, that somebody, you’re an ankle away from being the guy.”