UNC freshman Travis Wear is on crutches and out indefinitely after severely spraining his ankle, the school announced. The injury occurred when he stepped on a teammate's foot during Tuesday's practice; X-rays showed no fracture.
Wear, a reserve power forward, has played in all 22 games, and started one, this season. He is averaging 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds, and his presence has been important without reserve sophomore Tyler Zeller, who has been sidelined for a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.
UNC plays No. 8 Duke tonight.