Torn patellar tendon in both knees ends NC State RB Dakwa Nichols’ career

Regardless of your school affiliation, the news of North Carolina State fifth-year senior running back Dakwa Nichols’ surgery to repair tore patellar tendon in both knees brought a look of disbelief to all.

“I’ve never seen that in my life,” Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said to Charlotte News & Observer reporter Joe Giglio on his initial reaction to Nichols injury to both knees, “It was crazy but he’s doing well.”

The play took place in the first quarter of North Carolina State’s 33-25 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Orange linebacker Parris Bennett attempted to tackle Nichols by his facemark, and in the process, the runner’s knees awkwardly bent under his weight. NC State’s training and medical personnel staff treated Nichols immediately on the field before taking him to Rex Hospital. Surgery to repair the damaged was performed on Sunday.

Doeren added that Nichols is good spirits following his surgery, despite the fact that his collegiate career ended on that play.

The Wolfpack host Louisville on Oct. 5, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

 

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