"I'm sorry that I won't be able to play the next three games but I will be ready to help my team again beginning with the Virginia Tech game," says McDonald, who is Carolina's fifth-leading scorer this season. "I did not take care of my responsibilities as a student-athlete and have to miss some games as a result. I will do what I can to help prepare my teammates in practice even though I can't play."
The Memphis, Tenn., native missed all of last season with an injury to that same knee suffered in July 2011, and is averaging 8.4 points and shooting 43.1 percent from three-point range this year. He had 24 points against UAB and 21 against Mississippi State earlier this year.