Foot injury sidelines UNC safety Goddard for season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Starting North Carolina
strong safety Trimane Goddard will miss the 2006 season with a
foot injury, the school announced Tuesday.

The 5-11, 192-pound Goddard, a junior, will redshirt this
season after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot
over the weekend. He will undergo surgery on his foot

Goddard played in all 11 games for the Tar Heels last season,
starting the final six. He had 53 tackles and a
team-best three interceptions for North Carolina, which went
5-6, including 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Goddard originally suffered the injury in February, requiring
surgery that prevented him from participating in spring
football, then aggravated it while pushing off in a non-impact
flexibility exercise Saturday.

"I'm disappointed for Trimane, his teammates and his family,"
Tar Heels coach John Bunting said. "Trimane is a great person
on and off the field and he was excited about the upcoming
season. He's a tough kid who made big plays for us and he will
be missed."