Hansbrough Out Indefinitely With Stress Reaction

Tyler Hansbrough, the reigning National Player of the Year and leader of the newly crowned No. 1 Tar Heels, will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress reaction in his right shin, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams announced in a statement. A stress reaction typically leads to a stress fracture, leading UNC to be overly careful with its star.

Hansbrough underwent an MRI Thursday that showed the stress reaction. The center who averaged 22.6 points per game last season has played in all of North Carolina's 108 games in his three-year career.

How does this affect Duke's season?

We'll echo the wise words of a friend of the Sports Blog: "Doesn't matter unless it's March."


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