Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya, healing from a concussion, was not at practice Tuesday and is not expected to play Saturday at No. 22 Duke.
Kaaya’s roommate, redshirt freshman backup Malik Rosier, took snaps as the starter.
“For me to be starting because he’s hurt is awkward,” said Rosier, who struggled against Clemson after Kaaya got hurt, completing 7 of 22 passes for 42 yards, with two interceptions. “Of course I want to play, but I don’t want him hurt. That’s like my best friend.”
Rosier said he’s “a lot more prepared” this week, and said Kaaya has “been at the house a lot… resting. He’s helped me in bits and pieces because he knows he really can’t watch film and indulge.”
Top receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) also didn’t practice Tuesday, and running back Trayone Gray and linebacker Tyriq McCord wore yellow (limited) jerseys.