Meeks Sprains Left Knee

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kennedy Meeks sprained his left knee with 3:15 to play in North Carolina’s 87-78 win over Arkansas on Saturday night and was unable to return to the game.

The sophomore forward was injured in the aftermath of a play in which Nate Britt drove into the lane was called for a charge. After Arkansas' Anthlon Bell fell into the back of his leg, Meeks collapsed to the floor near the baseline and immediately grabbed his left knee.

There was no indication as to the severity of Meeks’s injury following the game.

“Kennedy has a knee sprain,” UNC head coach Roy Williams told reporters during his postgame press conference. “That’s all we’re saying right now. We think that’s all it is, but we’ll get some X-rays or MRIs, or both, when we get back and find out what it is.”

Meeks, who was mired in foul trouble, scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 15 minutes of play.

“Hopefully he’s all right,” junior forward Brice Johnson said. “Hopefully it’s just a little minor sprain. He’s got a week to get better, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”

Meeks was unavailable for comment following the game.

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