Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UNC: Hansbrough concussion not confirmed yet

It has not yet been confirmed that forward Tyler Hansbrough has a concussion, a North Carolina team spokesman said Tuesday morning. After UNC's 69-65 victory over Miami, the Hurricanes doctors thought he might have a low-grade concussion, but UNC's doctors have not confirmed it yet, spokesman Steve Kirschner said.

Coach Roy Williams was talking about guard Wayne Ellington's arm injury and point guard Ty Lawson's illness during his Monday night radio show when he added: "Tyler Hansbrough [was] getting banged around a little bit, and I don't know if we've announced iteor not so I guess it's all right, but Tyler Hansbrough got a slight concussion early in the second half."

Hansbrough's eight-point performance was "one of the worst games he's played all year," Williams said, until he took a charge in the final minutes to help secure the 69-65 victory.

UNC plays N.C. State on Wednesday night.

-- Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

A simple concussion shouldn't do much to affect someone as Psycho as Tyler