Junior reserve forward Mike Copeland has a partially torn ACL ligament in his knee which will require surgery to repair. Copeland is expected to be out until the end of the year which would cut fairly deep into his senior season. The knee was injured during a pickup game last week.
While he has not been a huge contributor, Roy often used Copeland in spurts to relieve the Tar Heel post players, an area UNC is about to get even deeper in with the arrival of Tyler Zeller and Ed Davis. With that being the case you have to wonder if redshirting might be a better option for Copeland. We will see how it shakes out.
Best wishes to Mike during his surgery and rehab.