Tyler Zeller Out 4-6 WeeksPosted by nvr1983 on January 15th, 2010
For the second straight season, UNC‘s Tyler Zeller will miss a substantial chunk of the college basketball season. Fortunately for Roy Williams, the Tar Heels are loaded on the inside again. Unfortunately for Roy, Ty Lawson is not walking through that door. Playing in a deep Tar Heel rotation, Zeller had managed to put up 9.6 PPG (on 56% FG) and 4.6 RPG, but his production had tailed off in the last few games after a strong start. It appears that this might have been an injury that Zeller tried to play through before it forced him to miss UNC’s blowout loss at Clemson on Wednesday. While the Tar Heels will miss Zeller, they are deep enough on the inside not to be affected by the loss as much as many other teams would. The injury does mean that Zeller will almost definitely return to Chapel Hill for his junior season, which is probably be a good thing for him since he is a 2nd rounder at best at this point, but it does raise questions about his future having suffered serious injuries in both of his seasons as a collegiate so far.