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UNC's Leslie McDonald tears ACL

Posted July 15, 2011
Updated July 18, 2011

— University of North Carolina men's basketball guard Leslie McDonald tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday evening in a summer league game in Durham. The junior from Memphis, Tenn., will be out indefinitely. Surgery has not been scheduled at this time.

McDonald was second on the team last year with 51 three-point field goals and averaged 7.0 points per game. He scored a career-high 17 points against Long Beach State, one of 10 games last year in which he scored in double figures.

"I just hate this for Leslie and his family," says head coach Roy Williams."He's worked so hard this off-season and he told me he was really playing well. We'll certainly support him as he works to get back on the floor, but we will miss his play on both ends of the court."

McDonald's father, Leslie Sr., told that he found out about the injury Friday afternoon when he spoke with his son. When asked how the 6-4 guard was handling the news, "Not good," Leslie McDonald, Sr. said. "Basketball is very important to him, but I told him his whole life isn’t basketball and he’s going to be OK." 

Tar Heel teammate Kendall Marshall posted on Twitter, "Shoutout to my boy @Lezz_McDonald2. This season is dedicated to you till you back in action!"





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  • kickmeoutroy69 Jul 19, 2011

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    jesus kenny, you too!!! read my comment before you judge and WRAL is not going to remove that guys comment or anything.......UNC homers. If it was me i would have gotten turned in a heartbeat and banned again......what a joke.

  • packster56 Jul 19, 2011

    That sucks!! I tore my ACL late last year and it's not fun. Recovery is especially not fun. Best of luck to the kid on a speedy recovery.

  • 1993 Tarheel Jul 18, 2011

    Good kid...wishing him a good recovery.

  • WV-NC Jul 18, 2011

    Has he torn another one or just the one. Ths story has been on the sports news for a week. I hope he recovers, but to be sure there is something else to talk about.

  • kennywalters Jul 18, 2011

    You know. You really can't call someone out by dropping to their level.

  • Cabman Jul 18, 2011

    kickmeoutroy69 - Is gay. His mommy told me last night while i was banging her!

  • Cabman Jul 18, 2011

    kickmeoutroy69 - Is a gay . His mommy told me last night while i was banging her!

  • kickmeoutroy69 Jul 18, 2011

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    there is a tear in my beer

  • kickmeoutroy69 Jul 18, 2011

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    who said i was joking about it?!?!?!?!?!? the comment. I was one of the few non-Cheater Hill fans that felt bad for the kid and said how tough a break it was.......i try to be nice and this is what happens. You UNC guys are somethig else.......


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