Noel Out 6-8 Weeks

University of North Carolina sophomore forward David Noel will miss 6-8 weeks due to a torn ligament in his right thumb, an injury which occurred in practice on Tuesday, November 4.

Noel will undergo surgery in the near future to repair the torn ligament. Last year, the Durham, N.C., native played in all 35 games and averaged 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He had career-bests of 21 points and 12 rebounds against DePaul in the first round of the NIT.

"I am so disappointed for David and our team," says head coach Roy Williams. "David worked hard in the off-season to develop his all-around game and that work had shown well in his play in the first weeks of practice. We look forward to his full recovery and expedient return to the lineup."

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