UNC OL Ferranto to miss season with torn muscle

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina offensive lineman John Ferranto will miss the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Team spokesman Kevin Best on Friday said Ferranto injured his left pectoral muscle during a training workout on Monday, and had surgery two days later at UNC Hospitals to repair it with an expected recovery time of six months.

Ferranto is a senior who was listed on the preseason depth chart as the starter at right guard for a North Carolina team coming off an 11-win season that included the program's first Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division championship and its first top-10 ranking since 1997.

He has 17 career starts and moved from left tackle this spring to help replace Landon Turner, an AP All-American who's headed to preseason camp with the New Orleans Saints.