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Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

Posted on: November 19, 2008 2:37 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2008 2:52 pm
 

North Carolina freshman Tyler Zeller is scheduled to have surgery today on a broken left wrist and will likely miss the rest of the season, his brother Luke Zeller told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.

"I feel terrible for him," said Luke, a senior at Notre Dame. "Last time I talked to him they were trying to get a surgeon, and they're pretty sure he's going to be out of the year."

Zeller was injured in Tuesday's 77-58 win over Kentucky on a hard foul from Ramon Harris. Luke Zeller said he spoke to his brother after the game, and though he knew it was serious he thought it might not cost him the season.

"I think he thought he'd be fine," Luke said. "He said, 'It's my left wrist. I can put a splint on it and it's not a big deal.'"

But Luke said Tyler met with the UNC staff early Wednesday and realized the severity of the injury. According to Luke, the wrist is believed to be broken in at least two places, "and they're talking about pins and all that."

"It's tough," Luke added. "But he's in good spirits. He knows he's just a freshman and that he's got a lot of time to work on things."

Tyler Zeller started the first two games for UNC in Tyler Hansbrough's place.

He scored 18 points in the opener and had two points when he was injured Tuesday night.

Comments

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:53 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

Hard foul ?? Gary You need to watch the replay...... If You still think thats a hard foul the You are truly bias against U of K  !!! Please let Us know what You think after watching the play again.... Thanks



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 3:07 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

You really are blinded by your love for the tar heels if you think that was a hard foul.

Unfortunately it takes people that have no dog in the fight to point that out to you, but I digress.

Henderson fouling Hasbro....dirty and hard.

Harris grazing Zeller....barely a foul and clearly not intentional nor an objection.

Buy some glasses jerky.  You need them



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 10:16 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

LOOK at the replay..

tyler is going at the hoop straight.. he gets fouled hard (not barely touched) and that foul SPINS him  to his left, making him go out of control and fall.  When running at a full speed and a 220 pound guy swipes as hard as he can at you and hits your ARM BACK AND LEG, your going to go flying, its that simple: if he had NOT fouled him he would not be injured!   LOOK at the direction tyler is running before the foul and the direction he is facing afterwards.. look at the force that spins him a good 1/4 turn in a tenth of a second when he is fouled.  Don't forget he WAS fouled, at least the refs called that. 

The point is the foul should never have happened because when a player is a good arms length infront of you and you foul him hard your supposed to be ejected.  Yes you can still go for the ball, but if you don't get all ball.. then thats an intentional foul.  The refs blew the call and there is nothing that can fix that.




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 6:39 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

You obviously are not watching the correct game.

1. His name is Harris.  Not Harrison. 
2. Go back and look at all angles of the replay.  Harris grazed his head enough to knock him back a bit, but Zeller was going so fast that he would have hit something under the rim even if he wasn't fouled.
3. Fouling someone is part of the game and there was NOTHING about that foul that suggests he was trying to intentionally hurt him or harm him.  He was trying to keep him from scoring. 

I suggest you go and read the message boards of your fellow UNC fans that mainly think it was just an unlucky play.  Just because someone falls hard and gets hurt doesn't mean it's a dirty foul.  It's called sports and sometimes it's rough.



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 5:11 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

WTf are you talking about.. he was over an arm's length infront of harrison.. and what did harrison do? HE FOULED HIM.. why he was not ejected from the game i have no clue.. you don't get to foul at all when they are infront of you like that..  he freaking gooned him.. nothing else to say



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 5:08 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

I'd like to apologize to my fellow Heels fans when I said that "only SEVERAL acts of God could stop the Heels from winning the title" earlier this week

the big guy wasted no time putting me in my place

I will refrain from making any more comments along those lines

Go Heels!



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 3:06 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

Hard foul?  More like Hard Landing.

I've got no dog in this fight, but calling that a hard foul is silly.  The guy that fouled him barely touched him.

Zeller.  Slow down next time.

Roy.  Take your starters out when up by 20 with a few minutes left to play

Billy. Get a PG



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2008 2:54 pm
 

Zeller set for surgery, probably out for the year

Gary, How does this affect the Heels' title hopes and also how do you like their chances in Maui?



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