Hansbrough 'extremely doubtful' for UNC hoops season opener
Posted November 12, 2008
North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough, the 2008 national player of the year, is extremely doubtful to play in the Tar Heels' season opener this Saturday against Penn, basketball head coach Roy Williams said Wednesday.
"We¹ve made the decision to hold Tyler Hansbrough out of action a little longer," Williams said. "It¹s extremely doubtful that he would play against Pennsylvania, and I emphasize 'extremely doubtful.' We will continue to evaluate him and have more information when it becomes available."
Hansbrough has been sidelined since the last week of October with a stress reaction in his right shin.
The senior from Poplar Bluff, Mo., has played in all 108 games the Tar Heels have played in over his previous three seasons.
Williams will have his first preseason press conference on Friday at 2 p.m.