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Friday, October 22, 2004

"They're not good anymore -- either one."

Lorenzo Perez penned a great first paragraph for his latest article.

N.C. State junior forward Ilian Evtimov chose a black knee brace as his accessory of choice for his basketball media day appearance Wednesday.

Reporters who had lost track of which injury the brace was serving -- the repaired anterior cruciate ligament that cost him the 2002-03 season or the cartilage damage he suffered last summer during a pickup game -- needed Evtimov's help clarifying which now qualifies as his "good" knee.

"They're not good anymore -- either one," Evtimov said and smiled.

For the record, Evtimov’s health could be the difference between a first and second weekend NCAA Tournament exit for the Wolfpack.