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North Carolina Star Marcus Paige Could Return From Injury Sooner Than Originally Thought

When it was announced a week ago that North Carolina's Marcus Paige had broken a bone in his right hand, it was expected that the Tar Heels' star would miss three-to-four weeks

The potential National Player of the Year might be back on the court sooner than that, though. 

Paige said today that the three-to-four week timeline is intended for him to be at 100 percent, not just able to play. So, he could return earlier. 

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A potential return date to circle is Nov. 21, when UNC plays at Northern Iowa. Paige, a former top recruit, is an Iowa native and the game is a sort-of homecoming for the star guard.

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North Carolina opens its season Friday against Temple at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBSSN.