North Carolina says forward Tyler
Zeller will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist.
School officials say the freshman, who started in place of
injured star Tyler Hansbrough, had surgery Wednesday to repair his
left wrist. The university's doctors say normal recovery time for
the injury is 12-16 weeks.
Coach Roy Williams is calling Zeller's injury "another big blow
for our team."
The top-ranked Tar Heels have won two games without Hansbrough,
the reigning national player of the year who has missed roughly
three weeks of practice with a stress reaction in his right shin.
Zeller was injured late in Tuesday night's 77-58 win over
Kentucky when he was fouled while going in for a breakaway dunk and
landed on the wrist.