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Senior tears flexor tendon in practice

Updated: August 18, 2004, 2:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina defensive tackle Chase Page will miss the season after injuring his left pinkie finger in practice.

Coach John Bunting said Wednesday that Page, a key component of the Tar Heels' defense, tore a flexor tendon during a drill in Tuesday's practice when the senior got his hand caught in an offensive lineman's jersey.

Page had surgery Tuesday night and was released from the hospital Wednesday.

"It's a difficult blow losing Chase Page for ...

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