Monday, January 26, 2009

No decision yet on UNC's Ginyard

North Carolina forward Marcus Ginyard still has not returned to practice, and no decision has been made about when -- or if -- the senior defensive stopper will return this season.

"Marcus and I talked yesterday, he still did not practice yesterday, and we're going to look at him and talk to the doctors more a little more this week, so there hasn't been any decision made on him,'' coach Roy Williams said.

Ginyard has played in three games since surgery on his left foot in October, but was shelved by Williams roughly two weeks ago to try to get him back to 100 percent.

If last year's starting small forward does not play in another game, he could apply for a medical redshirt and fifth year of eligibility.
But Williams has said he thinks they'll need Ginyard this season.

ZELLER UPDATE: Williams also said there is a chance freshman forward Tyler Zeller could return this season, "but I think it's awfully stupid,'' he said. "He's not been released to play yet, if he comes back and plays one game, he loses a whole year."

Zeller broke his left wrist the second game of the season.

— Robbi Pickeral