Saturday, March 17, 2012

UNC's John Henson says his wrist is improving

GREENSBORO — The latest John Henson update is that there is no update. Not really. Well, that’s not entirely true. Asked about his injured left wrist earlier today, Henson said it’s improving.

“It’s getting better and we’ll see how it feels after practice and go from there,” Henson said.

North Carolina is practicing now (at about 3 p.m. on Saturday) for its game on Sunday against Creighton in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Henson, the Tar Heels’ junior forward, has missed the team’s past three games after he suffered a sprained left wrist last week in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Henson was wearing on his left wrist a special kind of tape designed to help keep his wrist more stable. Asked how happy he’d be not to answer more questions about his wrist, Henson smiled widely.

“I’ll be so happy, man,” he said. “I can play and just not have to answer the questions. I mean, we don’t have much time left in the season, anyways. So I’m just hoping I can get out there and help the team.”

UNC will not update Henson’s status after the team practices this afternoon. Which means the Henson Watch will continue another day.

-Andrew Carter