One of the healthiest teams in college football so far this season has been dealt its first dose of injury.
East Carolina redshirt freshman defensive end Justin Dixon will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious knee injury during the first half of ECU's loss to North Carolina last Saturday in Chapel Hill. It was the first injury of the season that directly impacts the Pirates' roster, and the pain will be felt by more than just Dixon.
The loss means the Pirates (2-2) are down to four ends on a defense that has shown signs of promise but which has plummeted to 103rd in the nation in rush defense, 107th in pass defense and 114th in total defense as ECU prepares for its always difficult trip to Southern Miss this week.
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