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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heel DB in a Walking Boot, WR in Leg Brace

Jim Dedmon- USA Today Sports

The Tar Heels are in the midst of the dead period following spring practice, but there are some injury tidbits that have surfaced around the team in the past week.

It started late last week when Tar Heel baseball manager Scott Forbes revealed that his outfielder Kaleb Cost will more than likely miss the remainder of the baseball season with a “stress reaction” in his left foot. Cost, who also plays in the nickelback spot for Mack Brown and company, is battling for the starting job there despite being limited in the spring due to his duties with the baseball team.

The good news with his injury is it’s not one that should extend into the fall. Cost has already been in the walking boot for over a week and according to the typical recovery time for a stress fracture is 6 to 8 weeks. This should allow for him to return early in summer workout and shouldn’t hinder his pursuit of the starting nickel spot.

While Cost’s injury is one we have a lot of information on, there is another injury that is worth monitoring that we don’t really know anything about. 

Earlier this week, a photo surfaced of true freshman wide receiver Jordan Shipp with a brace on his right knee. Hopefully this is not anything long-term for Shipp, who is coming off a very strong spring and looks primed to compete for significant reps this fall.


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