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T.J. Thorpe suffers broken collarbone, out 10 weeks


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Virginia football coach Mike London announced late Thursday that transfer wide receiver T.J. Thorpe will be out for 10 weeks with a broken right clavicle (commonly known as the collarbone). Thorpe suffered the injury in practice on Wednesday.

Thorpe had surgery today according to a statement released by the university, and the injury cuts short what had been an outstanding training camp for the Durham, N.C. native.

Thorpe is a graduate student and transferred to UVa from North Carolina in January. In 34 career games played for the Tar Heels, Thorpe recorded 42 catches for 574 yards and five touchdowns. The timetable suggests that he could be ready to go in time for the Cavaliers' game on Oct. 24 against... wait for it... UNC.

Thorpe has had significant injury trouble in the past; he missed the 2012 season with a broken left foot, which he also suffered in training camp. He went on to break it the next two years after that.

The news is a very tough blow to a Cavs team that looked to Thorpe to take on the bulk of receiving duties along with fourth-year Canaan Severin, second-year Andre Levrone, and third-year tailback Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell.