Williams out, May unlikely for Tuesday

CHAPEL HILL --- Junior forward Jawad Williams will not play and sophomore center/forward Sean May is questionable for North Carolina's basketball game against Coastal Carolina on Tuesday.

May's status for the game will be determined Tuesday, though Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday night that the chances of May playing are highly unlikely.

"Sean May basically will not play tomorrow night unless he comes in and Mr. Miyagi rubs his hands together or rubs his ankle or something like that," he said.

Williams suffered a mild concussion about 90 seconds into Sunday's game as he was elbowed in the jaw accidentally by a UNC Wilmington player. Williams left the game less than a minute before May went down with a left ankle injury, while going for an offensive rebound.

X-rays taken Monday on May's left ankle were negative for a fracture. May is wearing an air splint today (Monday) as a precaution.

Both players returned to action later in the game. May played 12 minutes and went scoreless with four rebounds. Williams, returned and played 22 minutes and had 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Before returning to the court after suffering the injury, Williams underwent a series of neurocognative tests and after passing the tests, rejoined the game. The onset of a headache on Monday is the reason for the precautionary measure of sitting out Tuesday's game.

For the season, Williams leads the Tar Heels in scoring with 18.1 points per game and is second with 8.1 rebounds per game. May is third in scoring at 16.1 points and leads UNC with 10.4 rebounds per contest.

Williams is third in the ACC in scoring and fifth in rebounding; May is second in the league in rebounding and sixth in scoring.


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