CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is ready for the top-ranked Tar Heels' opener against Davidson on Wednesday after injuring his thumb in an exhibition game last week.
The junior, who was the leading vote-getter on The Associated Press preseason All-America team, jammed his right thumb during a 107-52 win against Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday night. He then missed part of practice Saturday followed by an off day Sunday before practicing Monday, coach Roy Williams said Tuesday.
Williams also said that redshirt freshman Will Graves practiced Monday for the first time since spraining his right ankle last week. But junior reserve Michael Copeland is unlikely to play after colliding with Alex Stepheson's elbow during Saturday's practice. He required five stitches above his left eye and suffered a slight concussion.
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