Ginyard To Redshirt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina senior Marcus Ginyard will not return this season and will seek a medical hardship waiver from the ACC, the school announced Wednesday evening. The waiver would allow Ginyard to play a fifth season at UNC in 2009-10. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story ...

"Marcus worked diligently on his rehabilitation program, but unfortunately his foot is still not ready for the stresses of full-time practice and competition, therefore our recommendation was for him to not play anymore this season," said Dr. Tim Taft, Director of Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Ginyard underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his fifth left metatarsal on Oct. 8, 2008. The Alexandria, Va. senior returned to the lineup in late December and played a total of 37 minutes against Rutgers, Nevada and Boston College. He has sat out the last seven games due to the injury.

"Needless to say, not having Marcus is a huge loss for our team," head coach Roy Williams said. "Not only is he our best defender, but he is our most experienced perimeter player. We have missed his presence all year. But this is clearly what is best for Marcus as an individual."

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