Pitt LT Matt Goncalves undergoes season-ending surgery

Pitt standout left tackle Matt Goncalves underwent surgery Monday for a lower-body injury and will miss the rest of the season.Goncalves, an NFL prospect, was injured during the fourth quarter of a game against West Virginia on Sept. 16.”I’m sad for him,” Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said Monday during a press conference. “I’m sad for his family that will be at every game anyway, because they’re so blue and gold. It’s nothing you expect. He’s in such good shape, he’s a tough dude. It’s a hit to our offense.”Goncalves was a preseason first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He was a third-team All-ACC choice after the 2022 season and is a team captain.”The amount of love and care I have for the University of Pittsburgh cannot be measured,” Goncalves said on social media. “I’ll be there for my teammates and help the team whatever way I can throughout this recovery process. Thank you to my coaches, my teammates, and my family for helping me get past this.”Narduzzi said Goncalves will reveal the injury details at a later date.Also, Panthers quarterback Phil Jurkovec is in jeopardy of missing Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech. He sustained an undisclosed injury while taking a hard hit during the second quarter of last Saturday’s 41-24 home loss to North Carolina.