ACC Football Star Ruled Out For The Season

first_imgA wide-angle view of Heinz Field during a Pitt game.PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of Heinz Field during the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)One ACC program received awful injury news on Wednesday afternoon. The Pitt Panthers were hit by the injury bug when team captain and star linebacker Quintin Wirginis went down with a non-contact injury in practice on Tuesday.Head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Wirginis underwent season-ending surgery on the knee on Wednesday. It’s a tough break for a Pitt program that needs its stars now more than ever.The Panthers have struggled this season – especially on the defensive side of the ball. Wirginis leads the team in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks and forced fumbles on the year.Pitt announced the news.Huge loss for #Pitt. LB Quintin Wirginis out for the season. pic.twitter.com/hpNEjs4qEm— Ryan Recker (@RyanRecker) October 10, 2018Pitt ranks among the worst teams in points per game allowed, with over 32 points allowed per contest. The loss of the team’s star linebacker certainly won’t help matters.Next up for Pitt is a tough matchup against No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more