UNC Basketball: An update on injured PG Seventh Woods

Roy Williams delivers an update on PG Seventh Woods ahead of UNC’s game against Norte Dame

After weeks of uncertainty, we finally have an update on the status of UNC PG Seventh Woods.

According to Ross Martin of Inside Carolina, Head Coach Roy Williams said that Woods is no longer in any pain and is off crutches, but is not doing much besides dribbling a basketball.

Williams added that Woods will have an MRI sometime soon.

While Woods was not one of the team’s leading scorers, the impact of his absence has still been felt. The sophomore floor general was the only point guard on the roster with any experience outside of senior Joel Berry II.

It was first reported on December 1st that Woods had suffered a stress fracture in his right foot, and, since then, freshman guard Jalek Felton has absorbed most of his minutes.

Felton is arguably the most talented player on Carolina’s roster, but he has had a season of ups and downs. The ups, including terrific dunks and mesmerizing assists, and, the downs,  careless turnovers and lazy defense.

While Woods has had an up and down career of his own, his experience would help to provide a steady hand to the backup point guard position for UNC.

The timeline for Woods’ return is still completely up in the air. Until he has his MRI, we will have no idea how much longer he will miss. However, the possibility of Woods sitting out the entire season is becoming increasingly likely.

A stress fracture in the foot of a basketball player is an injury that can linger for a long time, so we can only hope Woods is able to recover quickly.

In the meantime, Berry will hold down the starting position, and Felton will continue to develop off the bench.

Stay tuned to Keeping It Heel for more updates on the status of Seventh Woods.