North Carolina face injuries entering Wake Forest match


CHAPEL HILL, N.- It is unclear whether North Carolina, ranked eighth, will welcome rookie Nassir Little to Wake Forest on Saturday because of an ankle injury.

Little, top scorer of the United Nations bench with 9.8 points per game, left Monday's defeat in fourth place, Virginia, after he rolled his right ankle with 12 minutes and 6 seconds before half-time. time.

Head coach Roy Williams said Friday that Little had worked Thursday in the half-court for about 30 minutes. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Little had done more at Friday's workout but that his status would depend on his ankle's reaction on Saturday.

UNC (19-5, 9-2 ACC) will never again have the great second-man Sterling Manley (knee pain) or first-year reservist Leaky Black (sprained ankle). Williams said he expects scorer number 2, Cameron Johnson, to play against the Demon Deacons (9-14, 2-9) after he has rolled his left ankle against Virginia and missed minutes. crucial at the end of the match.

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