Injury Updates: Renner, Paige-Moss, Lipford

Posted Dec 28, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina released injury updates Wednesday afternoon on quarterback Bryn Renner, linebacker Darius Lipford and defensive end Donte-Paige Moss.

* Renner had successful surgery on his left ankle to remove an anterior bone spur and a posterior accessory bone Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte at Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy. Dr Anderson heads the foot and ankle division at OrthoCarolina. Renner is expected to make a full recovery. His status will be updated at the beginning of spring practice.

Renner’s ankle condition became an issue in mid-July, approximately three weeks before the start of UNC’s training camp. After consulting with the UNC sports medicine staff, Renner and his family made the decision to play with a hinged ankle brace and postpone surgery until after the season.

A native of West Springfield, Va., Renner had an outstanding sophomore season, completing 239 of 350 attempts for 3,086 yards and a single-season school record 26 touchdowns.

* Lipford and Paige-Moss both tore knee ligaments in the Independence Bowl on Monday in Shreveport. Lipford, a sophomore, tore the ACL in his left knee and Paige-Moss, a junior, tore the ACL in his right knee. Both players will miss spring practice. A further update on their status will be available after surgeries are performed in the coming weeks.

Lipford recorded 42 tackles during the 2011 season, while Paige-Moss posted 29 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss in a backup role.

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