UNC’s Berry to play vs. Bucknell; Johnson out 4-6 weeks
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says point guard Joel Berry will make his season debut against Bucknell while guard Cameron Johnson will miss at least four weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner announced both updates about an hour before the ninth-ranked Tar Heels (1-0) were to tip off against the Bison on Wednesday night.
Berry, the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four last April , missed the opener against Northern Iowa with a hand injury.
Johnson had the procedure earlier in the day. He’s a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh who also didn’t play against UNI with a sprained neck.
North Carolina also won’t have guard Brandon Robinson, who sprained his right shoulder in that game.