October 18, 2007

Heels seek renewed health

Football takes an accumulative toll on the bodies and minds of the people who play it week-in and week-out, particularly in Division I or at the professional level.

The range of problems can be extreme, from season-ending injuries to concussions to ankle sprains. One of the most dynamic and important players on the North Carolina team is wide receiver Brandon Tate[/d], who doubles as a return specialist in the kicking game and will often run the ball on offense as well.

He suffered what is being described as a "mild" concussion against South Carolina. Of course, a mild concussion is similar to minor surgery. It's only mild when it happens to someone else.

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