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Bryan Underwood Injury Update: N.C. State Wide Receiver Returns To Practice, Could Play Against Tennessee

N.C. State wide receiver Bryan Underwood has returned to practice and could be available for the Wolfpack's game Friday against Tennessee, head coach Tom O'Brien said on the ACC's weekly coaches teleconference Wednesday.

"Underwood got on the field, we'll see how much he can do," O'Brien said. "We have to see how he reacts from getting a little bit of work. It will probably be a game-time decision, whether he can play or not."

Underwood, a 5'11", 174-pound sophomore, hasn't practiced since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 8. As a redshirt freshman last season, Underwood caught 16 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He also set the record for longest reception by a freshman in N.C. State history against Virginia when he hauled in a 79-yard touchdown in the Wolfpack's 28-14 win over the Cavaliers.

With his return from injury, Underwood should compete for a starting job opposite of senior Tobais Palmer.

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