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Wake Forest quarterback Kendall Hinton expected to miss 2-4 weeks with injury

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NC State probably won’t be seeing any of Hinton this season.

NCAA Football: Delaware at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest announced on Monday that quarterback Kendall Hinton, who has been sharing time with John Wolford, will likely miss 2-4 weeks with a PCL sprain. That’s a tough break for the Deacs, since Hinton brings something to the table that Wolford can’t—namely, speed.

And Hinton has had a solid 2016 thus far: 11-19 through the air for 174 yards (9.2 per attempt) to go with 125 rushing yards on 25 carries. He ran for 390 yards and seven scores as a freshman in 2015.

Wolford at times has shown himself to be a solid signal-caller, but he nonetheless has thrown more interceptions in his career than touchdowns. He’s got loads of experience by now—seems like he’s been at Wake for about five years—but needs to step up and turn that into better results.

Hinton’s absence might not affect the Deacs’ passing game much if at all, but without him, the they become a bit more predictable and easier to game plan against. That is not what a group still working its way back from the rock bottom of 2014 needs.