Nov 11, 2012 Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Reggie Bullock (35) saves a loose ball from going out of bounds against the Florida Atlantic Owls during the second half at the Dean E. Smith Center. North Carolina won 80-56. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-US PRESSWiRE

UNC Basketball: Reggie Bullock Expected to Play Sunday

The North Carolina Tar Heels got some great news today when the team announced that junior swing man Reggie Bullock will be available for Sundays game at Virginia barring any setbacks.

Carolina had to go without Bullock in their win over then 20th ranked UNLV Runnin’ Rebels on December 29th due to a concussion he suffered during a drill in practice.  Sophomore P.J. Hairston started in Bullocks place and had a terrific game on both ends of the floor for the Heels in their first statement win of the season.

Bullock has been the teams most efficient player this season and has started to take on a role as a verbal leader off the court. After recent losses Bullock opened up about players not playing hard and worrying too much about their individual stats. On a young team that lost four first round picks from last years roster, Bullocks new found leadership is certainly needed.

At the time of the injury UNC head coach Roy Williams described the injury as a minor concussion and didn’t seem too worried about it but news hit yesterday that Reggie still had not been cleared to play. Like the highly publicized concussion policy in the NFL, college teams are extremely careful with concussions and want to make sure all symptoms have subsided at that it is 100% safe for the player to return to the court before giving them clearance to do so.

 

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