Colleges

Reports: Hairston, Hood suffer injuries

Posted June 27, 2013

FILE: Rodney Hood, 13, forward, prepares to shoot a free throw at Cameron Indoor Stadium during Duke University’s Countdown to Craziness on October 19, 2012.

University of North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston and Duke University forward Rodney Hood each suffered injuries this week during workouts in preparation for the 2013 World University Games.

According to CBS Sports, Hood injured his Achilles tendon in his right leg Wednesday night during practice and was seen leaving the gym on crutches. The extent of the injury is unknown. The 6-foot-8 Hood sat out last season after transferring from Mississippi State and has three years of eligibility remaining.

According to USA Basketball, Hairston had to withdraw from the team after suffering a back injury during practice Tuesday night. Hairston, who averaged 14.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in his sophomore year with the Tar Heels, has yet to be evaluated by the UNC medical staff.

Hairston, in addition to dealing with the injury, is dealing with the legal system after being pulled over in Durham earlier this month. He faces charges of driving without a license and possession of marijuana. There was also a gun found outside the rented SUV that he was pulled over in with two other passengers.

The 2013 World University Games are scheduled to start July 7.

13 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Dudeanonymous Jun 28, 3:14 p.m.

    Red Rage... Hood is amphibious too!! He's that good!

  • heavye Jun 28, 4:17 a.m.

    P.J. hurt his back trying to bend over and pick up his gun. Thank goodness he is medicating himself for the pain, with the "medicinal", marijuana.

  • tlg0022 Jun 28, 12:51 a.m.

    You're gonna compare Lance Thomas not paying a bill that he himself put the payment on to Hairst... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Proof that Hairston had a gun. I'll be waiting for the link. Send it to me when K tells us where... View More

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    Haha that's your argument..either way he wss with guys with a gun or had the gun himself. In cas... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Your avoided a scandal by K's normal way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVG1q49yPaY
    BTW LT mom... View More

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    He drove an old car so that proves what? Lying about K knowing .The only one deflecting here is you..No telling what athletic scandal will come next over at the Hill but you'd rather talk about anything other than that.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 27, 8:29 p.m.

    Hairston is having a bad summer for sure. I think he had back issues last season. I hope he'll be OK. Same for Hood. It's great that these guys play during the summer, but I hate to see them go down with an injury.

  • 903 crybaby Jun 27, 7:56 p.m.

    I understood Rodney slipped on a gold ankle bracelet he got from K Jewelry.

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    You're gonna compare Lance Thomas not paying a bill that he himself put the payment on to Hairst... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Proof that Hairston had a gun. I'll be waiting for the link. Send it to me when K tells us where... View More

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    Haha that's your argument..either way he wss with guys with a gun or had the gun himself. In cas... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Your avoided a scandal by K's normal way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVG1q49yPaY
    BTW LT mom didn't have a high paying job. He drove an old car around campus. If she had so much money, why didn't she buy him a car. Typical Dookie. Lie and deflect.

  • tlg0022 Jun 27, 5:57 p.m.

    PJ shouldn't have tried to play wearing those hand cuffs.

    — Posted by Mr. Middle of the Road

    I understood Rodney slipped on a gold ankle bracelet he got from K Jewelry.

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    You're gonna compare Lance Thomas not paying a bill that he himself put the payment on to Hairst... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Proof that Hairston had a gun. I'll be waiting for the link. Send it to me when K tells us where... View More

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    Haha that's your argument..either way he wss with guys with a gun or had the gun himself. In case you weren't aware, Lance Thomas's mom had a high salary paying job and surely you don't think K's dumb enough to be involved, not to mention the NCAA has already cleared it. Keep trying to deflect on others while your athletic program churns out scandal after scandal.

  • 903 crybaby Jun 27, 5:35 p.m.

    PJ shouldn't have tried to play wearing those hand cuffs.

    — Posted by Mr. Middle of the Road

    I understood Rodney slipped on a gold ankle bracelet he got from K Jewelry.

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    You're gonna compare Lance Thomas not paying a bill that he himself put the payment on to Hairst... View More

    — Posted by tlg0022

    Proof that Hairston had a gun. I'll be waiting for the link. Send it to me when K tells us where the money for the jewelry came from.

  • tlg0022 Jun 27, 5:26 p.m.

    PJ shouldn't have tried to play wearing those hand cuffs.

    — Posted by Mr. Middle of the Road

    I understood Rodney slipped on a gold ankle bracelet he got from K Jewelry.

    — Posted by 903 crybaby

    You're gonna compare Lance Thomas not paying a bill that he himself put the payment on to Hairston having drugs and a gun? Now who has the red rage.

  • Hokies94 Jun 27, 5:22 p.m.

    Hood was able to walk with a slight limp according to the last report. I don't know much about Hairston. He has some issues hanging over his head right now. His back problem may be minor to the other issues in his life. Wishing both the best.

  • 903 crybaby Jun 27, 5:21 p.m.

    PJ shouldn't have tried to play wearing those hand cuffs.

    — Posted by Mr. Middle of the Road

    I understood Rodney slipped on a gold ankle bracelet he got from K Jewelry.

More...

 

 

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tonight at 8:25 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tonight at 8:25 on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
Final
KAN 7
SFG 2
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
Final
MEM 96
CLE 92
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
Final
SAN 107
ATL 117
Final
LAL 94
POR 86
Final
LAC 108
PHO 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
DAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
8:00pm Tonight
VT
MIAMI
7:00pm Wednesday
OTT 0
TOR 0
Final
PIT 3
PHI 5
Final
EDM 3
WAS 2
Final
ANA 4
BUF 1
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
NYI
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PIT
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
ARI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
CHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
VAN
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
BUF
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CLB
 
8:25pm Tonight
DEN
SDC