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North Carolina Forward Theo Pinson Out 'Indefinitely' With Fractured Foot

Theo Pinson injury update: the North Carolina Tar Heels don't hit the court for the first time this season until November 4, when they host UNC Pembroke in an exhibition, but they are already down a key player.

Junior forward Theo Pinson, who played over 18 minutes per game for the Heels last season, is out indefinitely with a fractured metatarsal in his right foot, North Carolina announced today.

From UNC's release on the injury:

“I’m so disappointed for Theo,” says Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams. “Number one, he’s been playing well and he does so many positive things for our team. Theo’s our energy guy, he defends, he’s our best passer, a threat on the offensive boards, he can play four different positions, and he gives our team personality, and I mean that in a good way. Hopefully we can get him back before the end of the season, but we have not met with all the medical personnel yet so there is no timetable for when he can play again.”

Last season, Pinson averaged 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists and played in all 40 of North Carolina's games.

North Carolina's first regular season game is on November 11, on the road at Tulane in New Orleans.