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Nyheim Hines ‘a lot better’ as NC State preps for Clemson

N.C. State’s Darian Roseboro (45) is helped as he leaves the field in the second half of Notre Dame 35-14 victory in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
N.C. State’s Darian Roseboro (45) is helped as he leaves the field in the second half of Notre Dame 35-14 victory in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. ehyman@newsobserver.com

N.C. State got beat and beat up by Notre Dame.

The Wolfpack had four players injured in a 35-14 loss to the Fighting Irish this past Saturday.

N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said Monday he will know more during the week about which players will be available for this Saturday’s ACC game with No. 6 Clemson.

“Everybody is progressing,” Doeren said. “Nobody is out for the season. It’s just going to be a day-to-day thing.”

Running back Nyheim Hines sprained his right ankle midway through the first quarter. The Wolfpack’s top running back was limited to two carries for six yards. Doeren said after the game Hines’ injury wasn’t serious.

“Nyheim was walking around today and said he felt a lot better,” Doeren said.

Defensive tackle Justin Jones suffered an elbow injury during the first quarter and missed the rest of the game. Jones was only on the field for 10 of Notre Dame’s 73 offensive plays.

Doeren said he saw Jones at the practice facility on Monday and Jones said “he felt really good.”

“He just banged his elbow up,” Doeren said. “He’s fine.”

Defensive tackle Eurndraus Bryant also suffered an ankle injury in the first half. He lasted 21 snaps before he was treated on the sidelines.

Defensive end Darian Roseboro had a walking boot on his right foot before the end of the game. Roseboro played 22 defensive snaps. He watched most of the fourth quarter while on crutches.

Doeren didn’t have a specific update on Roseboro.

“We’ll just have to see where we are by practice,” Doeren said of all the injured players.

NC State coach Dave Doeren talks about the Wolfpack's upcoming game against the Clemson Tigers during a media availability Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Joe Giglio: 919-829-8938, @jwgiglio

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