An eye injury that forced former Boyle County all-state lineman Brodie Overstreet to miss last season at Wake Forest has again caused him to be sidelined indefinitely.
Overstreet, a 310-pound redshirt freshman, made his collegiate debut Saturday for Wake Forest when he started at right guard against Clemson. However, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe announced Thursday that Overstreet would be out "indefinitely because of an increased risk of a permanent retinal injury in his left eye."
Overstreet needed several surgeries on a detached retina in his right eye after helping Boyle win the 2002 Class AAA state championship. He spent last season at Wake Forest letting the eye heal, but he was cleared to play this year.
Grobe said Overstreet began experiencing vision difficulty in his left eye Tuesday and did not practice Wednesday. Thursday, which was his 19th birthday, he was examined by doctors and told that the motion and contact associated with football put him at a greater risk of permanent injury.