Senior left guard Alex Barr suffered a foot injury in Saturday’s 35-0 win over Eastern Kentucky and his status is “day-to-day” this week, N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said on Monday.
Barr went out twice during the Eastern Kentucky win and missed most of the fourth quarter with the injury. Doeren said there was good news about Barr’s status but he wasn’t sure how much he could play this week until he knows how much Barr can practice.
“It’s day-to-day, it’s not a surgical type deal,” Doeren said of Barr’s injury. “It’s more of the sprain variety.”
Barr has started the first two games at left guard and has 20 career starts. Junior Bryce Kennedy finished the game on Saturday, playing 22 snaps.
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“That was good for him to get those reps because he may be the starter there this week,” Doeren said of Kennedy. “We’ll just have to see how it shakes out.”
Junior cornerback Jack Tocho also missed Saturday’s game with a minor knee injury. Doeren said Tocho could have played against the Colonels but he thought the rest would be beneficial. Tocho suffered some swelling in his right knee in the first half of the Wolfpack’s 49-21 win over Troy on Sept. 5.
Junior defensive end Pharoah McKever also sat out Saturday’s game, for the second straight week, with a knee injury. Doeren said that was also more of a precaution than an indication of the severity of the injury.
Also, N.C. State announced on Monday that tight end Micah Till and receiver Elliott Davis, a pair of redshirt freshmen, are no longer on the team. Neither has any outstanding legal charges in the state of North Carolina and the school does not comment on specific academic issues, per federal privacy laws.
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