A foot injury cost Bryn Renner an early-October game against Virginia Tech and snapped his consecutive start streak at 29 straight. Now, another injury a few feet north has reportedly cost the senior the remainder of his collegiate career as well.
Citing multiple team sources, InsideCarolina.com is reporting that the North Carolina quarterback’s season has come to an end thanks to a shoulder injury. Renner, who is in the midst of his final season of collegiate eligibility, suffered the injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s win over rival North Carolina State.
Renner actually returned to the game with what was originally thought to be a shoulder dislocation. However, the Scout.com website writes, “further tests following the game revealed more significant damage to the shoulder.”
Just what the particular damage is was not detailed.
UNC officials have declined to discuss the extent of Renner’s injury, although an update on his status could come as early as today.
With Renner seemingly sidelined for the remainder of the season, Marquise Williams will take over sole ownership of the starting job. The sophomore started in place of an injured Renner against the Hokies.
UPDATED 3:51 p.m. ET: UNC confirmed in a press release that Renner will undergo season-ending surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Wednesday. The surgery is required to repair a detached labrum and fracture and fracture in the joint.
“We are disappointed to lose a senior leader and a great teammate like Bryn,” said head coach Larry Fedora in a statement. “He has meant so much to the Carolina program and I’ve enjoyed coaching him the last two seasons. He is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in school history and his contributions will be sorely missed.”