Friday, April 15, 2011

UNC's Houston has shoulder surgery, out for four months

North Carolina announced that tailback Ryan Houston underwent surgery on Thursday to repair his injured right shoulder blade.

Houston, a redshirt senior, injured his scapula during last Saturday's spring game. He is expected to return in four months, according to a UNC news release.

His surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Spang and Dr. Alex Creighton at UNC Hospitals.

Houston entered the spring as the Tar Heels' top rusher. He returned to the field after sitting out a redshirt season last year.

As a junior in 2009, he rushed for a career-best 713 yards.

-- Edward G. Robinson III