Hairston Questionable for UK Game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina freshman guard P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained left wrist and bone contusion in Wednesday's win over Wisconsin. Hairston is questionable for Saturday's game at top-ranked Kentucky.

Hairston was injured in the second half as he attempted to draw a charge. He braced his fall with his left hand, came out of the game moments later and was unable to return.

After X-Rays on Thursday morning, Hairston tweeted that there was no fracture or broken bone, but added "sorry to say but I will not be playing Saturday!"

However, after additional medical tests showed a sprain and contusion, UNC announced his official status for Saturday's game as "questionable."

Hairston is Carolina's fifth-leading scorer (8.3 ppg) and leads the Tar Heels with 14 three-point goals -- despite averaging just 12.1 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 19 points against South Carolina and 15 against UNLV and was named to the Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team.

UNC Athletic Communications contributed to this report

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