CHAPEL HILL — Foot injuries have been a painful nuisance for North Carolina’s basketball team in recent years.
In 2002-03, center Sean May, who now plays for the Charlotte Bobcats, was limited to 11 games because of a broken bone in his left foot. In 2006-07, Quentin Thomas, who graduated last summer, had a stress reaction in his left foot that caused him to miss nine games. That same
season, Bobby Frasor, now a senior, missed 10 games during two stretches because of injuries to his right foot.
Now Marcus Ginyard, UNC’s top defender, will miss the rest of the season and seek a medical redshirt because his left foot — which still boasts a pin, and was inserted to heal a stress fracture in October, still hurts.