UNC RB British Brooks expected to miss all of 2022 season

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The UNC football program received some bad news Saturday night after practice inside of Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Running back British Brooks left practice with an injury and a report from Inside Carolina says that Brooks will miss all of the 2022 season with the injury. Per the website, the lower-body injury that Brooks sustained will keep him sidelined. A school official confirmed the report.

Brooks is a fifth-year senior that opted to return to UNC for another season and take advantage of his extra year of eligibility. He was expected to be the lead back in the Tar Heels' backfield this season.

In his career at UNC, Brooks has 461 career rushing yards with five touchdowns. He had a career-high 124 yards on 15 carries in the season finale at NC State a year ago.

UNC has now suffered serious injuries to two key players on their offense with receiver Antoine Green expected to miss 8-10 weeks due to a shoulder injury.

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North Carolina running back British Brooks tries to elude the grasp of Texas A&M defensive back Leon O’Neal Jr. during the Orange Bowl game in January.
North Carolina running back British Brooks tries to elude the grasp of Texas A&M defensive back Leon O’Neal Jr. during the Orange Bowl game in January.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: UNC football loses RB British Brooks for season