Tests set for Lawson's ankle sprain
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --
"I'm not sure," the North Carolina point guard said when asked whether the ankle sprain he suffered four minutes into the fourth-ranked Tar Heels' 84-73 win at Florida State would keep him out of Wednesday's game against No. 2 Duke.
Lawson said he would undergo tests when the team returned to Chapel Hill, N.C., to determine the severity of the injury. Asked where he felt the most pain, Lawson pointed to an area just above his ankle. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Lawson injured the ankle as he fell following a tussle for a loose ball with 6-9, 230-pound FSU forward
"I think somebody fell on me," Lawson said. "Other than that, I don't remember what happened."
If Lawson is out for any length of time, the Tar Heels (21-1, 6-1 ACC) may have to make adjustments. Their backup point guard,
"They're a different team without Lawson," FSU coach
Tar Heels coach
Williams praised his team for gutting out a win without Lawson. Forward
"To have a great year, you've got to win some games ugly," Williams said. "You've got to win some games on toughness. Florida State pushed us as far as we could be pushed today."