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UNC Freshman Guard Anthony Harris Diagnosed With Torn ACL 5 Games After Returning From ACL Tear

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North Carolina guard Anthony Harris | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The injury bug has been lingering around Chapel Hill for an awful long time this season, as yet another Tar Heel guard has gone down with a major injury.

North Carolina confirmed that freshman guard Anthony Harris, who just returned from an ACL injury he suffered in his senior year of high school, tore his ACL in a December 30 game against Yale and will miss the remainder of the season.

Harris stepped up into an increased role after superstar point guard Cole Anthony went down with an injury. Harris averaged 7.5 points over his last four games, including 14 points in a win over Mick Cronin and UCLA.

Harris figured to be a big part of the offense this year due to his shooting and speed, but his 2019-20 season is over after just five games.

With Anthony already out for a while and Harris now lost for the season, the Tar Heels went from having almost too many ball-handlers on their squad to not having nearly enough healthy ones. The nightmare season only gets worse for UNC.