Posted by Chip Patterson
North Carolina State entered the 2010 season with serious questions at the tailback position. Most of those questions were answered early on by sophomore running back Mustafa Greene . As a true freshman, Greene led the Wolfpack in rushing with 597 yards and added 272 yards receiving out of the backfield. On Tuesday, head coach Tom O'Brien announced that Greene had suffered a foot injury that would require surgery.
"Mustafa will have surgery sometime this week," said O'Brien . "He's got a foot injury. Whenever he has surgery he'll be back in the fall."
Even though he is just a sophomore, Greene carries more game experience than most of the projected starters on the offensive side of the ball. Getting an effective running game will be a big part of breaking in quarterback Mike Glennon , who is taking over for star quarterback Russell Wilson . Glennon has been with the program for three years now, and in the words of O'Brien only lacks the game experience. Luckily Greene's injury does not sound serious enough to keep him off the field when Glennon makes his start under center for the Wolfpack.