UNC Basketball: Roy Williams expects Kenny Williams to be okay

UNC Basketball head coach Roy Williams didn’t seem too worried about senior guard Kenny Williams’ injury on Friday night

The North Carolina Tar Heels improved to 4-0 with their big 50-point victory over Tennessee Tech on Friday night in the Dean Dome, continuing their hot play this season.

UNC was firing on all cylinders again as they looked impressive in front of their home crowd at the Dean Dome.

But in the second half of the victory, there was a bit of a scare for this UNC team.

Senior guard Kenny Williams appeared to have stepped on someone’s foot and rolled his ankle as he went down in pain. The scene was a scary one for Tar Heels’ fans as they saw a key player having to be helped back to the locker room.

There wasn’t much information on Williams’ injury during the game but following it, head coach Roy Williams provided a key update on the injury and it sounds like good news for the Tar Heels.

“It scared me, there’s no question, but he stepped on somebody’s foot,” Roy Williams said via Inside Carolina. “And he was in pain, but he’s fine right now… My guess is I’ll probably not practice him tomorrow, but I’d expect that he’d be able to go by Monday.”

That’s certainly good news for this UNC team as Williams has started in all four games so far this season. Despite his struggles early on, Williams was starting to come around after scoring 12 points against Stanford and then 10 against Tennessee Tech.

He really struggled to shoot the basketball in his first two games, something uncharacteristic of the guard.

Last season, Williams averaged a career-high 11.4 points per game and the Tar Heels will need that production again if they want to make a run this year.

With some tough games coming up beginning with the Las Vegas Invitational next week, then followed by games against Michigan, Gonzaga and Kentucky, having Williams healthy will be key.

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