With sights set on a tilt against North Carolina Central on Saturday, the focus shifts to the health of two key Charlotte 49ers football players. Linebacker Caleb Clayton-Molby and nose tackle Larry Ogunjobi suffered injuries in the 47-7 win against Chowan a few days back.
For Ogunjobi, it was his left pinky that was giving him the issue–the same finger that he banged up in week one against Campbell. He did return for that game and ended up returning against the Hawks as well; he did have it taped up when he came into the room for the postgame press conference after that one. “I’ll be all right,” he told the media gathering.
As for Clayton-Molby, his injury may be a little bit more serious. Brad Lambert said that the LB “got hit pretty good” during a kick return, stopping short of calling it a concussion but did state that it was the head that got affected in the process.
“We’ll just have to wait and see,” Lambert said. “We’ll just see where he is.”
In this day and age, head injuries are treated with the utmost importance, and the school has a plan in place in case things like that do happen. We should know a little more about Clayton-Molby’s condition around Tuesday or so.