University of North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard will apparently miss Saturday's game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with a left knee injury. The sophomore from Davie, Florida was expected to play this week as coach Larry Fedora, usually tight-lipped about injuries, said the running back could have reentered last week's game against Elon after his injury.
In last week's 62-0 victory, Bernard carried nine times for 93 yards and a touchdown. A 59-yard scoring run was the longest of his career. He also caught two passes for 10 yards and a score, and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. In doing so, he became just the sixth player in FBS to score a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in the same game over the past 10 years.
Freshman Romar Morris received 10 carries after Bernard's injury last week, and should factor into the game plan against the Demon Deacons. Another freshman, Marquise Williams, received six carries against Elon, and Junior A.J. Blue received nine. None have the pure talent of Bernard, but all figure to see action at some point against Wake Forest.