Looking to make a final push for a MEAC championship, North Carolina A&T will be without arguably its best defensive player.

All-American cornerback Franklin McCain is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee as first reported by Greensboro.com.

McCain, a sophomore, recorded 37 tackles and led the Aggies with 10 passes defended, eight breakups and two interceptions.

“Initially, it was very tough on him. Frank was pretty down,” said Aggies head coach Sam Washington. “But now that the reality of the situation has set in, he’s doing a very good job accepting what happened and looking forward. He wants to get it fixed and start working his way back. He has a very good support system with his family. I have no doubt he’ll be fine.

“You hate to lose anyone, especially to a season-ending injury,” Washington said. “We understand it’s part of the process. It’s football, and you’re going to be faced with things like that. Unfortunately, it was Mac, a guy who has been a playmaker for us. He will be missed out there.”


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