North Carolina senior, All-American post-player Tyler Hansbrough is out for an extended period of time with what the Tar Heels are calling a "stress reaction in his leg." According to team medical staff, the injury could result in a stress fracture if not treated properly.
UNC was named in the No. 1 team in the nation yesterday in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, garnering 775 points and all 31 first-place votes.
The Tar Heels have a tough early schedule, as they face Kentucky on Nov. 18 and are a part of the late November Maui Invitational.
Rutgers squares off against North Carolina on Dec. 28 in Chapel Hill.