GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts from the bench while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012, in Greensboro, N.C.. Head coach Roy Williams of the Tar Heels announced that Marshall fractured his right wrist after he was fouled in the second half. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall had successful surgery on his broken right wrist Monday morning.
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall underwent successful surgery Monday morning, a day after breaking his right wrist in UNC's NCAA Tournament round of 32 victory over Creighton.
According to a release from the university, a screw was successfully inserted into Marshall's fractured scaphoid bone. The release also stated it wasn't known whether the sophomore would be able to play Friday night in the Tar Heels' Sweet 16 game against Ohio University.
Marshall suffered the injury when he fell to the floor after being fouled with 10:53 left in North Carlina's 87-73 win over Creighton on Sunday. He continued to play in the game, finishing with 18 points and 11 assists.
Marshall, who is widely-regarded as one of the nation's best passers, is arguably Roy Williams' most important player. His 3.48 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2011-12 is the second-best in a single season in ACC history, and his career 3.01 assist-to-turnover ratio is currently the best all-time in the conference. He's currently averaging 9.8 assists per game, to go with 8.1 points and 1.2 steals.