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NC State football injury update: Pharoah McKever 'full go,' Jack Tocho sore but ready

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NC State has not endured any significant injury setbacks in 2015, but like just about everybody else in the country, the Pack couldn't escape preseason or Week 1 without a few dings. Both defensive end Pharoah McKever and cornerback Jack Tocho have been nursing injuries, but both should play on Saturday. Dave Doeren offered an update after practice Thursday.

McKever suffered a leg injury during the final scrimmage of fall camp, and he was held out of the opener against Troy to make sure he was completely recovered. Doeren said McKever practiced all week with no limitations. While he was rusty, he should be ready to jump back into the rotation at end.

Tocho suffered a minor knee injury against Troy and had to deal with some swelling, but he was back in practice on Wednesday. Given that he was on the depth chart released Monday, it's safe to say he'll be in the starting lineup come Saturday night.