Thursday, November 20, 2008


Follks in Chapel Hill aren’t real happy with Kentucky big Ramon Harris. Harris decided to take a swipe at freshmen forward Tyler Zeller as he went for a dunk on a breakaway late in the Tar Heels runaway win. The resulting collision, and awkward fall by the 7-foot Zeller, resulted in a broken wrist. It was a perfectly clean play, but there were less than 90 seconds left in the game. As a result, Zeller is likely gone for the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair the fracture.

North Carolina officially released information about Zeller's injury late Wednesday, saying the freshman forward had surgery at UNC Hospitals to repair his broken left radius and ulna. The official release said UNC's Dr. Don Bynum, who performed the surgery, deemed it a success and said he expects Zeller to make a full recover. Normal recovery time for this procedure is 12 to 16 weeks.

Zeller started the first two games in Hansbrough's absence, scoring 18 points in the season-opening win over Penn and then two in the win over Kentucky.

Look for the other Tyler to be back in action this weekend.

(Zeller #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots over Patrick Patterson #54 of the Kentucky Wildcats. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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