Cole Anthony will miss four to six weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure to repair a partially torn meniscus.
Anthony's injured is believed to have occurred over time and not on a specific play.
Anthony is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
“Obviously not having a player of Cole’s caliber will be a tremendous challenge to our young team, but we have to play,” Roy Williams said in a statement. No one player is going to replace the production Cole Anthony gives us, so it’s up to everyone who puts on a North Carolina jersey to raise his game, and help our team play better.”
Anthony expects to return before the end of North Carolina's season.