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Roy Williams Makes Surprising North Carolina Announcement

Roy Williams Makes Surprising North Carolina Announcement

Roy Williams Makes Surprising North Carolina Announcement

Roy Williams made a surprising North Carolina announcement on Friday.

The Tar Heels are in bad shape this year. That is no secret.

Sitting at 8-10 with a 1-6 in-conference record, there is a very good chance that North Carolina will end the year in last place in the ACC.

One of the big problems for the Tar Heels this season is that injuries have robbed them of key guys.

The team’s best player, Cole Anthony, suffered a torn meniscus more than a month ago. Thus far, North Carolina had given zero indication as to what his status will be going forward.

Originally the prognosis was that he would be out six weeks, but next Monday marks that point.

To date, Anthony has not yet practiced with the team. That means he will not ready to return in time for Monday’s trip to North Carolina State.

This week, Williams was asked on his star player’s potential return. His answer was interesting.

“I think he got tired of people saying, ‘Oh he’s just delaying it. He’s not coming back.’ I don’t have any doubts that he’s coming back, it’s just that we are waiting for the doctors to say it’s time for him to do it,” Williams said.

“Again I go into everybody’s home saying, ‘I am going to treat your son like I would want you to treat mine.’ So why should we not be very cautious?” he added.

“I think the world of him, but I’m not going to do that.”

Anthony averaged just over 19 points and six boards per game before his injury. With him playing, Nortth Carolina was 6-3.

With Anthony out, the Tar Heels have gone 2-7.

An update on his returns status is expected at some point in the next few days.

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