Cole Anthony Offers North Carolina Return Update
Cole Anthony offered a North Carolina return update this week.
For weeks now many have wondered when the freshman star would finally make his return from injury.
Recently, Anthony spoke to the media and offered some insight into his situation.
This past Monday night, North Carolina won back to back outings in the ACC for the first time this year. The most recent victory came against North Carolina State.
While the win was obviously nice, it did not stop people from wondering when Anthony would finally return to the court.
North Carolina’s next outing will be hosting Boston College this coming Saturday. Following that the Tar Heels will face off against No. 5 ranked Florida State and then No. 9 ranked Duke.
Anthony has been out since December, and getting him back soon would provide North Carolina with a huge boost for its coming set of match-ups.
“I’m doing pretty good,” he said in a recent interview.
“Slowly and surely getting better. As soon as I’m cleared, I’m hopping back on the court. I’ll tell you that,” Anthony continued.
“I’m having a little bit of pain. Just making sure that I’m 110 percent. I can easily say I might be in my 90’s, maybe 100 percent right now.”
When pressed on whether he would be available for Saturday’s outing, Anthony stayed realistic.
“Maybe, I mean if I’m cleared. It’s really not up to me at this point,” he replied after being asked if he could play vs. Boston College.
“As soon as they say I’m good to go, then I’m good to go. It’s not up to me. I’m going to tell them I’m ready but at the same time if they don’t think I’m ready, then I’m not ready.
“It’s not really my call. I’m going to trust people who know what they are talking about, who are trained professionals in this.”
A final decision on Anthony’s playing status should come in the next few days.
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