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NC State wide receiver Jumichael Ramos out for season with knee injury

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Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports

I suppose it wouldn't be an offseason without football injury news, would it? NC State announced Wednesday morning that veteran receiver Jumichael Ramos will redshirt this season after suffering a knee injury that required surgery. Ramos was expected to be one of the leaders on a receiving corps that doesn't have a lot of bonafides.

From the release:

"If J-Mike had tried to play, he would have had to deal with nagging injury all season and not be able to play to the level that he is capable of playing," said Doeren. "I'm happy that he will be able to enjoy a senior season at top form."

Ramos finished 2015 second on the team in receptions (34), receiving yards (457), and receiving touchdowns (three).

It's nice and everything that State will have him to help anchor the receiving group in 2017, but man it really hurts to lose a productive player at this position for 2016. The Wolfpack will need some younger guys to step up, whether that's Nyheim Hines or Maurice Trowell or some of the incoming freshmen.

Having Matt Dayes healthy for a full season should help--he was second in receptions per game in 2015--but this is a bummer, man.