North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall had surgery on his broken right wrist Monday morning. He broke it his team’s NCAA round of 32 victory.
UNC released a statement confirming the details of his procedure. A screw was inserted into his fractured scaphoid bone. It is not yet known whether Marshall will be available to play Friday in the NCAA regional semi-finals against #13 seeded Ohio Bobcats.
His father, Dennis Marshall has been communicating with the media and keeping them up to date on Marshall’s recovery. When asked if Kendall would be set to return Friday he said Kendall will do “What would be best for Kendall in the long term… Kendall’s just coming out of his anesthesia, we haven’t talked and I don’t know how he’ll feel four days from now.”
He went on to say that is definitely possible and not unlikely that his son will play this weekend. “It’s something we just don’t know.”
Coach Roy Williams guesses that the sophomore player will not be ready to return by Friday.
His injury occurred with 10:56 remaining when he was driving the lane for a right-handed layup. Creighton’s Enthan Wragge fouled him hard and he went down to the floor.
“I kind of got pushed to the ground,” Marshall stated following the game. “And I guess when I fell, I hurt my funny bone first, and that’s what I was most worried about. That’s fine. My wrist just got the worst of it.”
Kendall Marshall went on to play another seven plus minutes following his injury. He said he could feel the pain, but “didn’t want to make a big deal of it.” He just wanted to get the win.
At this time, all we can do is wait to see the condition of Kendall come game time.