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Anthony Davis Pronounces Knee At 90 Percent

Anthony Davis said his injured left knee is at about “90 percent.”

“My knee is better,” Davis said. “I got a lot of treatment and rehab for it. I’ll be fine – just keep icing it, keep getting treatment.”
Davis left Kentucky's South Region final win over Baylor with what the team termed a "contusion."

He averages 14.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocks a game.

Via Sporting News

Marshall Returns To Practice, Will Be Gametime Decision Versus Kansas

Kendall Marshall participated in non-contact portions of practice for the first time since having surgery Monday to insert a screw in his wrist.

"The first two times we went up the court, doing the warm-up drill, I was going as fast as I could," Marshall said. "I was out of breath, and I was, like, 'I've got to slow down. We've still got a full practice ahead of us.' Sitting down for six days straight, not being able to do anything, that's been frustrating. It felt good just to get out there and move around.

"I definitely felt the pain, but there's going to be pain there for the next six weeks. It's just a matter of how much I can take."

Mashall’s status will be determined after the Tar Heels’ pregame shootaround on Sunday.

"Now," Roy Williams said, "we want to see if it bothers him or if it pains him or if it swells up or if his toes curls or whatever happens next. And then tomorrow at (the) shoot-around, we'll try to probably do the same thing.

"And then, there's two things that have to happen. One, he has to feel comfortable that he's not hurting. And then two, I have to decide: Can he be effective in the game with his situation?"


Marshall Unlikely To Play Against Ohio

Roy Williams sounded doubtful about Kendall Marshall’s status for the Tar Heels in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Region semifinal against Ohio.

“If he comes into my room tomorrow and says ‘My wrist feels great’ drops down to the floor and does 10 right-handed pushups, then I’ll say I’ll probably play his rear end,” Williams said Thursday. “But I don’t expect that to happen. I mean, the guy can’t brush his teeth right now.”

Marshall hasn’t practiced since Sunday, when he broke the scaphoid bone in his non-shooting wrist during North Carolina’s win over Creighton.

“The bottom line is he has not participated in one play since last Sunday when I took him out of the (Creighton) game,” Williams said. “He has not guarded one possession, he’s not passed one ball, he’s not shot one ball. And yet, there are people that say he can play.

“But there’s only five people that are going to make this decision – first, Kendall, second and third his mom and dad, fourth would be the doctors and the fifth would be me. It’s going to have to be unanimous, and I just don’t see that happening.”

Via Wilmington Star News

Marshall Has Cast Removed, Now Wearing Removable Splint

Kendall Marshall had the cast removed from his injured right wrist and is now wearing a removable splint, according to the player's father.

"All I know is he got it off this morning. Swelling is down, incision looks good," Dennis Marshall said.

Roy Williams hasn’t ruled Marshall out for the Tar Heels’ semifinal game against Ohio on Friday.

"If he comes running in here now and says, 'God, I can play!', I'll say, 'Well, let's talk about it,' " Williams said.

Via ESPN.com

Tar Heels Preparing To Play Without Marshall

Roy Williams said his team’s preparation is “100 percent" to play without Kendall Marshall, who underwent surgery Monday to insert a screw into his broken right wrist.

"If he comes running in here now and says, 'God, I can play!' I'll say, 'Well, let's talk about it,'" said Williams, frustrated with the continued questioning about the nation's assist leader. "But he's in a frickin' cast. ... I cannot give you any answers. I've given everybody all the answers I can give, because I have said honestly, 'I do not know.'"

Williams intends to employ little-used freshman Stilman White and versatile senior Justin Watts as ball handlers.

Via ESPN.com

Williams Doubts Marshall Will Play Against Ohio

Roy Williams doubts Kendall Marshall will be ready to play in the round of 16 against Ohio on Friday.

“My guess is — purely guess — that he will not play,” Williams said. “But as I said, we’re uncertain.”

Williams said the surgery to insert a screw into Marshall's fractured right wrist was successful.

“They felt like everything was as good as it could be on the scaphoid bone,” Williams said. “The break, the fracture … was at a point where it does get better blood supply than other parts of the bone, and it went really, really well.”

Via ESPN.com

Marshall Recovering From Surgery, Playing Status 'Questionable'

Kendall Marshall underwent successful surgery to insert a screw in his fractured right wrist, according to his father.

"Surgery went well," Dennis Marshall told The News & Observer. "KM in good spirits. Expect full recovery."

Asked whether he was hopeful that Kendall could play on Friday, Dennis responded that it was "questionable."

Marshall suffered a fracture of the scaphoid bone in his right wrist during North Carolina’s 87-73 victory against Creighton on Sunday.

Via News & Observer

Report: Kendall Marshall To Have Surgery On Broken Wrist

Kendall Marshall is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist.

“Just spoke with Dennis Marshall -- Kendall's father,” CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman tweeted. “Confirmed surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning to insert screw in non-shooting wrist.”

Surgery is typically required for scaphoid fractures.

Marshall could still play in the NCAA tournament, although at least one orthopedic surgeon recommended against doing so.

Via CBSSports.com (via USA Today)

Marshall Fractures Bone In Right Wrist

Kendall Marshall fractured the scaphoid bone in his right wrist during Sunday's game.

Marshall's status for the next round of the tournament is unknown.

Via Will Brinson/CBS Sports (via Twitter)

John Henson Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Vermont

John Henson sprained his left wrist during last week’s ACC tournament and hasn’t played since.

Henson said Thursday that his wrist felt about 60 percent healthy, and that he likely wouldn’t play unless he felt at least 80 percent.

“It’s got to be a two-part thing,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “He has to feel comfortable that he can play, and then I have to decide whether his play will be effective. And I am being extremely honest – I do not know.”

Via News & Observer

Ryan Kelly Questionable For Duke's Tournament Opener

Ryan Kelly has not been cleared for basketball related activities.

John Henson Day-To-Day With Sprained Wrist

John Henson is dealing with a sprained left wrist and did not practice Monday.

Matta: Sullinger Healthy Heading Into Tournament

Jared Sullinger’s uneven play has prompted questions about whether the OSU big man is completely healthy.

Ryan Kelly To Miss ACC Tournament

Duke forward Ryan Kelly will miss this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Bradley Beal Suffered Ankle Sprain Against Kentucky

Bradley Beal sprained his ankle in a loss to Kentucky last week.
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