ACC all-purpose leader Tate injures knee on punt return

Updated: October 12, 2008, 9:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina receiver Brandon Tate suffered a significant knee injury with ligament damage in Saturday's win over Notre Dame, a school source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Coach Butch Davis said Tate was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday evening. Results are not expected to be announced until Monday.

Tate left the then-22nd-ranked Tar Heels' 29-24 win in the first quarter Saturday with what was termed a sprained right knee. The Atlantic Coast Conference's leader in all-purpose yardage was hurt while returning a punt late in the quarter.

Doctors examined his right knee on the sideline and he walked to the locker room under his own power.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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