Doctor Says Marshall Could Still Play In Tourney Despite Wrist Injury
Despite having surgery on his fractured wrist Monday, doctors say that University of North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall could still play in the NCAA tournament, according to ESPN.
“His jump shot wouldn’t be a problem,’’ Dr.Christopher Sforzo, a Florida-based orthopedic surgeon told ESPN.com. “But it’s still tough for him to handle the ball with that off hand, to push off and dribble. It’s an interesting conundrum and a real tough break for him, especially at this time of year. Maybe he could play this week, maybe by Saturday if you want to hope you get there. Or do you wait until the Final Four? There's no easy answer.''
Marshall sustained the wrist injury during the second half of Sunday’s 87-73 win against Creighton. Without Marshall at the point guard spot, the Tar Heels will have to rely on freshman Stilman White or senior Justin Watts as the primary ball handler. Marshall was averaging 8.1 points, and 9.8 assists per game. The no.1 seed Tar Heels will be playing against the 13 seed Ohio Bobcats on Friday.