It can always get worse example #infinity:
N.C. State's struggling defense suffered a significant blow Tuesday with the announcement that freshman cornerbackis out for the season with a knee injury.
Smith had just bounced back from an ankle injury to return to the starting lineup on Saturday at Boston College. Coach Tom O'Brien had considered Smith to be part of the solution to N.C. State's defensive problems.
But Smith injured his knee in the second quarter against the Eagles. He returned to the game and even spoke to reporters after the game, but tests done later revealed that his knee needs rest and rehabilitation.