The North Carolina State Wolfpack suffered a major loss in the passing game, with news that wide receiver Jumichael Ramos is set to miss the entire 2016 college football season after undergoing surgery.
Ramos will receive a medical redshirt in 2016 and will have one season of eligibility remaining.
NC State head coach Dave Doeren announced the news this week.
“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,” Doeren said, via ESPN.com. “I’m happy that he will be able to enjoy a senior season at top form.”
Last season, Ramos recorded 34 catches for 457 yards and three touchdowns. He was second on the team in all three categories, so his loss will leave a void on the outside.
With Ramos out, the door of opportunity opens for senior Bra’Lon Cherry, who is now the team’s leading returning receiver after hauling in 22 caches for 288 yards a season ago.