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Cartilage damage found in Baker's knee, could be redshirted

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State star running back
Toney Baker will miss the rest of the season after injuring a knee
against Central Florida.

The junior was hurt Saturday night during the fourth quarter of
a 25-23 loss. The school did not specify which knee was injured.

Cartilage damage was discovered Sunday during arthroscopic
surgery. It has not been determined when Baker will have
reconstructive surgery.

"This is a tough situation for Toney and for our football
team," coach Tom O'Brien said. "We wish him the best and will
support him through his rehabilitation period."

Baker was the team's leading rusher last season and has 1,272
yards rushing for his career. The school said he could be eligible
for a medical redshirt.