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Devils05
10-30-2008, 11:04 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3674076)

North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough is out of practice indefinitely with a stress reaction condition in his right shin.

The reigning Associated Press player of the year did not practice Thursday. Instead, he underwent an MRI that revealed the stress reaction, which if not properly treated could lead to a stress fracture, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said.

The school issued a statement saying there is no timetable for his return and no further information on the injury was available. Coach Roy Williams said he would have no comment until Friday after he meets with Hansbrough and the medical staff.

BullsFan_1
10-30-2008, 11:22 PM
UNC better hope and pray that he does not suffer a stress fracture...that would put him out for the year, wouldnt it?

If that happened, it would be a major blow...NC has talent everywhere, but he is the leader of this team.

op12
10-31-2008, 10:23 AM
i would say they are going to be careful and the media will probably make this more of a big deal than it is. he will be playing by the new year at the lastest. they are good enough to win until then.

Devils05
11-01-2008, 12:05 AM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3675892)

The father of reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough said Friday it's unclear if the North Carolina star will miss any regular-season games because of a leg injury.

Gene Hansbrough told The Associated Press his son had felt pain in his right shin off and on for a few weeks before going to the team's medical staff. The team said Hansbrough will be out of practice indefinitely with a stress reaction, which can be a precursor to a fracture without proper rest.

Gene Hansbrough said further tests revealed no new information. He said it's too early to tell whether Hansbrough will miss the top-ranked Tar Heels' opener against Penn on Nov. 15, and recovery will depend on rest for the injury and then getting into shape.

Later Friday, in a statement issued by the university, coach Roy Williams said a bone scan confirmed a fracture-less stress reaction in Hansbrough's shin, and that he would likely be re-evaluated in two weeks.

croce_99
11-01-2008, 12:18 AM
This is why most 'great' college players don't finish their college career. They have nothing to gain from it. They can always come back and finish their degree later.
But you're risking millions of dollars by coming back. Hell, Hansbrough really had nothing to gain by staying another year.
Obviously this isn't a career ending injury, but it sure doesn't help him in the long run

oshea225
11-01-2008, 12:10 PM
This is why most 'great' college players don't finish their college career. They have nothing to gain from it. They can always come back and finish their degree later.
But you're risking millions of dollars by coming back. Hell, Hansbrough really had nothing to gain by staying another year.
Obviously this isn't a career ending injury, but it sure doesn't help him in the long run

national championship?

dbroncos78087
11-01-2008, 12:34 PM
national championship?

He means nothing to gain financially by coming back. The National Championship is a nice memory but it wouldnt help him get picked any higher, since he will be probably around the same pick regardless.

thegreatone08
11-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Tyler is a once in a life time type player. He loves Carolina and doesn't believe he career there was successful without a NC. This season he will become the leading scorer in the ACC and all time for UNC, the first ever 4 time all american, ACC POY, 2 time NPOY, and most likely Final Four MVP. I'm sure there are a lot more I'm missing.

croce_99
11-02-2008, 08:55 PM
national championship?

National Championship is a nice story to tell your family and friends in 40 years.

It doesn't give you money in the long run.

I'd take millions of dollars instead of a nice story

YankeePride13
11-10-2008, 04:07 PM
National Championship is a nice story to tell your family and friends in 40 years.

It doesn't give you money in the long run.

I'd take millions of dollars instead of a nice story

And you're bagging on him because he'd rather have the memory of a National Championship??

There isn't any amount of money that can buy you that, and this is a grounded 23 year old kid who realizes this.

This is a once in a lifetime athlete that we should all appreciate and enjoy for one last season, Tar Heel fan or not.

Devils05
11-12-2008, 05:56 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3698602)

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough is "extremely doubtful" for Saturday's season opener for the top-ranked Tar Heels.

In a statement from the school Wednesday, Williams said the team will keep Hansbrough out of practice a little longer as he recovers from a stress reaction in his right shin. Hansbrough hasn't practiced for two weeks with the injury, which can be a precursor to a stress fracture.

"It's extremely doubtful that he would play against Pennsylvania, and I emphasize extremely doubtful," Williams said. "We will continue to evaluate him and have more information when it becomes available."

Hansbrough has played in all 108 games of his three-year career, though he missed Saturday's exhibition win against North Carolina-Pembroke. It was the first time North Carolina had played without him since its win against Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game, and he had missed just one practice -- the day after playing 47 minutes in a double-overtime win against Clemson despite an infected toe last year -- before this injury.

Williams said after the game that Hansbrough had been limited to shooting free throws.

The school had said Hansbrough would be out indefinitely and that it was unclear whether he would miss any regular-season games.

Devils05
11-17-2008, 04:09 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3708632)

North Carolina senior All-American Tyler Hansbrough will not play against Kentucky on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill.

UNC coach Roy Williams said during a Monday news conference that there was no change in Hansbrough's condition.