Hansbrough Returns to Practice

Tyler Hansbrough participated Monday in his first practice since being sidelined by a shin injury, according to Roy Williams.

The Hall of Fame head coach shared the information during his weekly Monday night radio show.

"We let Tyler do dummy offense [on Monday]," Williams said. "It's the first time he's done anything in three weeks. He did fast break drill No. 1, which is just run down there and shoot a layup and you run back. Then we did dummy offense, trying to make sure he still knows the plays. He dunked about 10 of them, and I took him out, because I said, ‘Tyler, it's okay to lay it up.' I think he was trying to show me that he's okay. But that's all we let him do."

There is currently no timeline available for the reigning national player of year's return to the lineup.

"We'll evaluate him tomorrow," Williams said. "We'll do a few more things with him tomorrow and then we'll evaluate that. But it's an ongoing evaluation. I know he's not going to play on [Tuesday], we made that announcement today. But I have no idea if he'll play Friday or if he'll play in Hawaii. We'll just have to wait and see how he does."


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