There have been several injuries heading into the spring that I never really got around to discussing. Most notably, Ray Graham and Todd Thomas have been hurt, but are expected back for the fall. Now there's the loss of another key player, so I figured it was worth a mention.
Cornerback K'Waun Williams is out for the rest of the spring as he's undergoing knee surgery.The injury doesn't appear too serious and Scout says it sounds like more of a 'maintenance' type of surgery. Sophomore Lloyd Carrington is taking his place for now and getting him reps with the first team has to, if nothing else, help his development.
Williams started all last season and is expected to do so again this year, so there's no way to underestimate his value. The Panthers will have a new starter opposite Williams - either transfer Cullen Christian or redshirt freshman Lafayette Pitts, so Williams' presence will be good to have.
Pitt's secondary has had its share of issues recently, but I think the unit is in good hands. Between all of the young guys coming in and the transfers, the secondary should be in good shape in the immediate future.
The good news is that he should be ready for fall camp.