Nov 24, 2013; Uncasville, CT, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward James Michael McAdoo (43) and forward Joel James (42) celebrate against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Tarheels' Joel James to miss two weeks

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Joel James, the center for the North Carolina Tar Heels, is expected to miss about two weeks because of a right knee injury.

According to the Associated Press,

James was hurt on the first play of Wednesday’s loss to Texas. He went down in a crowd while going for a rebound and left the game.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said the sophomore suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee. Coach Roy Williams said James would miss 10-14 days.

James has played in all 10 games so far this season for the No. 14 UNC.

He is averaging 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds for the No. 14 Tar Heels, who play Davidson on Saturday.

North Carolina is currently 7-3 on the season, and sit in 3rd place in the ACC right now. But it looks as though that record could fall a bit in the coming weeks without James. From CBS Sports,

he Tar Heels play three games over the next 11 days, home contests against Davidson, Northern Kentucky and UNC-Wilmington. ACC play opens up at Wake Forest on Jan. 5. With James out, expect Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks to see more minutes inside. Both players have shown flashes of being consistent performers in the post this season, while Desmond Hubert could also see some more court time.

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