North Carolina’s John Henson’s Status Still Up In The Air For Sunday’s Game Aganist Creighton

John Henson, according to head coach Roy Williams has about a 50/50 percent chance of playing on Sunday.

With just little over a week after North Carolina’s forward, John Henson sprained his wrist during a game against Maryland in the ACC Tournament on March 9th, Henson has still yet to play. Just eight days after spraining it, Henson has missed three games and possibly soon to be four.

After missing the rest of the ACC Tournament in games against N.C. State which North Carolina won 69-67 and against Florida State which North Carolina lost, 85-82, Henson was very questionable coming into the second round of the NCAA Tournament against 16th seed Vermont as head coach Roy Williams told reports a day before the game that he wasn’t very convinced.

“I’m not convinced,” Williams told reporters Thursday.

As for Henson on Thursday…

“We’re going to see how it feels tomorrow, and decide from there.” said Henson on Thursday.

Though, despite trying to stay optimistic that he was going to play, Henson would miss his third straight game on Friday as he watched his team defeat the Catamounts of Vermont 77-58.

Some reports came out as Henson’s absence was just a precautionary reason, however one day after advancing to the third round, head coach, Roy Williams is saying otherwise.

“I wish I could tell you because I’m tired of answering the daggum thing,” said Williams to reporters before their Saturday practice. “I really don’t have any other information at all to add to what I said yesterday.”

“He did continue getting rehab last night but when you’re sitting there eating, there’s not a lot of things that you do when you’re eating your meal that resembles what you’re asked to do with a basketball,” Williams said.

It would be Henson’s fourth straight game missed if absent from the North Carolina line-up come Sunday and it would be a very key absence for a team that’s facing a tough Creighton team.

Williams also added to reporters on Friday, that his percentage of Henson playing come Sunday is about a 50/50 percent chance. However, who knows if those percentages changed or not within the last 24 hours.

Though, North Carolina will take the court with or without, Henson come Sunday against the Creighton Bluejays at 5:15 P.M. Eastern Time on CBS.

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