Bolt 'Ahead of Schedule'

Bolt 'Ahead of Schedule'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina freshman outfielder Skye Bolt could return to the lineup as early as May 13 after breaking his foot nearly three weeks ago, according to head coach Mike Fox.

"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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