Frasor Out for Season


Posted Dec 27, 2007


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina junior guard Bobby Frasor suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament while making a steal during the second half of Thursday night's win over Nevada at the Smith Center.

According to a UNC spokesperson, Frasor's injury will require surgery and he will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

"You sort of lose the thrill when you see a kid like Bobby Frasor [go down]-- a little gym rat, who does everything in the world to make himself the best player he can possibly be and thinks about the team first every time," an emotional Roy Williams said postgame.

Frasor has played in all 12 of UNC's games this season, and was averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 assists entering Thursday night.

"To come back into the locker room and to have them tell us what happened -- it's just hard to describe," Marcus Ginyard said postgame. "It's painful for us to hear, just knowing what Bobby's been through ...

"He's worked so hard to get where he is, battling through the season last year and really coming back healthy this year and playing great. Obviously it's hard for Bobby and his family, but it's hard for this team."

Frasor is expected to be recovered in time for the start of his senior season.

"He can handle this," Williams said. "It's not going to be easy. It's not easy for any of us right now.

"The plan is Dr. Taft is probably going to wait a week or so to do the operation, then he'll be ready to go in the fall. If there's anybody that's going to do exactly what the doctors tell him, it's him. He's as tough a little nut as I've ever coached. He'll do what he needs to do."



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