Independence High offensive lineman Ryan Thompson's stay at the Shrine Bowl was a short one. He suffered a high left ankle sprain during Tuesday morning's practice and by the time he returned for the afternoon session, he was on crutches with the lower left leg heavily wrapped.
Thompson said it would keep him on the sidelines "for two or three weeks."
His replacement has not been named.
North Carolina already had lost offensive tackle Kane Sherrill from Lake Norman High to a shoulder injury. He was replaced by Kevin Alphonso of Richmond Senior.
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