UNC’s Theo Pinson out indefinitely with broken bone in right foot

Friday October 21st, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot.

In a news release Friday, the school said Pinson was hurt in practice this week. UNC says a treatment plan “is currently being reviewed” for Pinson.

Pinson is a top defender, good passer and versatile wing for the Tar Heels, who won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles before losing in the NCAA championship game.

In a statement, coach Roy Williams said “hopefully we can get him back before the end of the season” but added “there is no timetable” because UNC is still consulting with medical personnel.

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Pinson also missed time with a broken bone in his left foot as a freshman.

UNC opens the season Nov. 11 at Tulane.

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Online: www.collegebasketball.ap.org

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