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North Carolina Announces Joel Berry Will Be Out 4 Weeks With A Broken Hand

North Carolina star guard Joel Berry will be out approximately four weeks.

College basketball season is just a few weeks away, and Monday, reigning national champion North Carolina announced that it'll be without one of its star players for the start of the season.

Senior point guard Joel Berry, a key member of North Carolina's title run last season, will be out approximately four weeks with a broken hand. The school announced the news on Monday morning:

University of North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry II will miss approximately four weeks due to a broken bone in his right hand.

Berry was the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player in 2017 and the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament MVP in 2016. He is a preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard and a member of ESPN's preseason All-America first team.

North Carolina's season officially tips off on November 10 against Northern Iowa. The Tar Heels play five games in the month of November - the biggest coming against Michigan on November 29.