North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall will not play in Sunday's Elite Eight matchup against Kansas, multiple outlets report. Marshall participated in non-contact drills with his teammates Saturday but subsequently admitted that his wrist was still very sore. Nevertheless, he left open the possibility that his wrist might improve overnight, which apparently did not happen.
Marshall suffered a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist during North Carolina's win over Creighton in the round of 32. He underwent surgery to insert a screw to stabilize his wrist and will likely require at least six weeks to heal but hoped to be able to play wearing a brace. His status for Sunday was first reported by InsideCarolina.com and confirmed by CBS Sports.
With Marshall on the sidelines, freshman Stillman White will start at point guard against the Jayhawks. Making his first career start, White scored two points with six assists in 32 minutes in North Carolina's Sweet 16 win against Ohio.
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