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CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 16: The defense of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets stops John Henson #31 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on January 16, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
John Henson says he's improving from a wrist injury and sounds eager to return to for North Carolina's NCAA tournament opener. Coach Roy Williams isn't quite so sure whether the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year is ready to snatch rebounds in traffic or swat shots to start the fast break. ''He has to feel comfortable that he can play and then I have to decide whether his play will be effective,'' Williams said Thursday. ''And I am being extremely honest, I do not know.'' Even if Henson plays, the top-seeded Tar Heels (29-5) head into Friday's game against 16th-seeded Vermont in the Midwest Regional knowing they must keep asking for more from a bench already stretched thin by injury. Two regular-rotation players from last year are out for the season with knee injuries. Now Henson is recovering from a sprained left wrist suffered in a fall during last week's ACC tournament. The 6-foot-10 forward missed the last two games, but went through about 70 pe...
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