“His foot is healing fine,” Fox said during his live radio show on Monday night. “It’s ahead of schedule, but they’re not going to X-ray him again until May 13.”
Bolt fractured the second metatarsal in his right foot after fouling a ball off his foot during UNC’s game at Virginia Tech on Apr. 12. The Woodstock, Ga. native had an X-ray taken on Monday afternoon and has been fitted for a custom molded shoe that will allow him to swing a bat prior to being fully cleared to play.
“He’s going to be allowed to probably hit off a tee just a little bit on Friday of this week, kind of get back into it a little bit,” Fox said. “But he will not be available until at least the 13th when they’re going to X-ray him again. We’re hoping he’ll be cleared if not that day, then a couple of days after that, hopefully.”
UNC will host Appalachian State on May 14 before welcoming No. 7 Virginia to Boshamer Stadium for the regular season series finale starting on May 16.
Bolt is batting .392 with six home runs and a .648 slugging percentage in 34 games played.
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